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A loan of $775 helped to purchase wood to use in his workshop.


Lisandro's story

Lisandro is from the city of Santani. He is 27 years old and single. He has a carpentry shop in his house where he works every day from early in the morning until late in the day.

Lisandro commented that his work helps his mother, who is very old, and also the rest of his family with daily expenses. His plan is to be able to grow so that he can continue helping his family. He wants to be able to enlarge his workshop and be able to offer work to other people.

He is asking for this loan to purchase wood, which is the main material of his work, since he has many orders and he wants to fulfill them. He is thankful for the opportunity he is receiving that will allow him to continue working.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd



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