A loan of $1,050 helped to purchase crafts supplies and to pay for renovations to his workshop.

Luis Alfonso's story

Sr. Luis is 65 years old and has been producing handicrafts made of clay and decorating pots for more than 30 years. He is from Bogotá, which is where he acquires the pots. He brings them to his own workshop to be decorated and then sells them in the city of Medellín.

Sr. Luis wants to buy supplies such as clay, oil, paints, and other items. He also wants to make structural changes to his workshop by renovating the floor and the walls. With his previous loan, Sr. Luis was able to improve the display of the products in his workshop and to participate in various artisan fairs in Medellín and Bogotá. At the same time, he was able to increase his earnings and promote his business and products.

Sr. Luis dreams of exporting his products abroad in order to showcase Colombian talent.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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