A loan of $1,575 helped to buy a motor and lumber.

Julio Silvino's story

Julio was born in Manglar Alto, Guayas District. He’s 47 years old and currently lives in Libertad. He’s married and has a son. His wife does domestic chores and his son attends school. Thanks to his efforts he has a house of his own and a business. He tells us that his father taught him cabinet making since he was 15 years old. He taught him how to work with lumber making beds, cots, display cases, furniture, etc. He feels very proud because he’s now following in his footsteps teaching his own son. His work schedule is Monday to Sunday. He has no employees because he’d be unable to pay them; his only helper is his son when he’s not in school. He delivers the finished products in Guayaquil because he’s paid better there. He needs the loan to buy a motor and lumber. In the future he’d like to have a workshop with all necessary equipment to increase production.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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