A loan of $1,075 helped buy tape, a saw and wood.

Medardo Marcial's story

Medardo, 34, lives on the Island of Guayaquil. He started working in a carpentry workshop and learned a lot about making furniture. He decided to take a carpentry course and now has his own workshop, which is going well. He works alone every day and sometimes his cousin helps him. Medardo is married with 3 children. The difficulty he has with having his business is the petty crime in the area. In the future, he dreams of having his own big business. With the loan he will buy materials such as tape, a saw and wood.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste

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