A loan of $800 helped to purchase raw materials such as glue, plywood, nails and sandpaper to make furniture.


Pedro Jose's story

Pedro lives in the city of Leon, he is 38, married and has three children that are in school, he is a carpenter, has done this for eight years. This is his first business, he started it with his own capital, before this he worked for a company making furniture where he gained experience and thought of opening his own carpentry shop. He needs the loan to purchase raw materials such as glue, plywood, nails and sandpaper to make furniture, because he has several orders and by purchasing these raw materials he can complete the orders and have more income. In the future he would like to buy machines and equipment that will save him time when making good quality furniture and this way get people talking about his simple but good quality furniture, his main goal is to put his children through university so they can become professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofia Burt


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