A loan of $1,050 helped to buy raw materials like wood, glue, and nails, etc. to use to make doors, chairs, and mirrors.


Jose Reinaldo's story

José, age 51, is married and has four children, ages 26, 21, 15, and 8. He lives in the Choloma municipality in Cortes.

José used to work in construction. However, the income he was earning was not enough for his family to survive on. That is when he thought of working on his own. A year ago he used his own capital to start the business, a carpentry shop. He makes tables, chairs, and wooden mirrors in order to sell them. He states that this business has gone very well for him. So far he has been able to cover the family’s necessities.

He requested a loan for 20,000 lempiras to buy raw materials like wood, glue, and nails, etc. He will use the materials to make doors, chairs, and mirrors in order to continue selling and getting income.

His goal is to be able to expand by making a variety of wooden furniture in order to give his customers a better variety of products.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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