A loan of $1,100 helped to buy candle making raw materials.

Erasmo Antonio's story

In the municipality of Amaga located in Antioquia Department lives Erasmo Antonio, a 67-year-old micro businessman who started his own micro business thirty years ago to support his family. Now, it’s a family business for all of them and a source of employment. They manufacture and sell candles and large votive candles in various towns in southeast Antioquia.

He is asking for a loan at present to invest in working capital. He will buy raw materials like candle wicks, cellophane paper and paraffin because he has to start getting his stock inventory ready for the Christmas season's Day of the Little Candles [one of the most observed traditional holidays of Colombia. It is celebrated on December 7] .

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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