A loan of $575 helped to buy wood to make his products.


Rogelio's story

Rogelio learned carpentry approximately 30 years ago because his older brothers did this work and taught it to him at a very young age. Thanks to this he learned to make very good-quality products in his brother's workshop. Later he decided to set up his own shop, making the most of the experience he had in making good-quality products. The business he started went bankrupt very quickly because of severe problems with violence in the town, so he had to work in different carpentry workshops as an employee, and earning very low salaries. About two years ago he decided once again to open his own shop, to try his luck again and be able to work on his own and earn a higher salary than working as an employee. Currently Rogelio is married and has five children, and his shop continues to grow thanks to the good quality of products he makes there. In addition, his family has been able to have a better quality of life thanks to Rogelio's increase in income. With the intention of delivering the orders his customers have made, Rogelio is looking for a loan that gives him the opportunity to buy wood to make his products. In this way he will be able to continue to deliver his customers' orders and have a good job with a good salary. In addition, if his shop continues to grow, he hopes that with more income his family will be able to enjoy a better quality of life and his five children will have access to a better-quality education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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