A loan of $750 helped to buy wood.

Orlando's story

Orlando is 65 years old. He is a kind and very talented man who lives with his partner. He doesn't have children himself but his partner does. They are grown up and live independently. Orlando and his partner live together in their own home.

Orlando is a carpenter. He is an artist who designs furniture. He works with wood and forms and assembles his beautiful products. His specialities are chairs, tables, sofas, etc. He has a workshop which he set up in his home. This is where he works every day in order to fill the orders from his customers. He has been in this business for 16 years and there are times when he has a lot of orders and needs to hire people to help him.

What Orlando enjoys about his work is the fact that he chooses how to spend his time, he is independent and he doesn't have to account to anybody. For this reason, he enjoys his work and it has enabled him to educate his stepchildren as if they were his own children. This will be his eleventh loan from MFP. His business is doing well and he is very happy to be working with his group as they are all very responsible people. He is very grateful as the previous loans that he received were very helpful and very well invested. He hopes to be able to count on your help once again. He will use the sum he has requested to buy wood so that he can make his furniture.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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