A loan of $1,150 helped purchase raw materials like sheeting, iron and coal for making the horseshoes and responding to his customers’ large orders..


Matias Antonio's story

For approximately 27 years, Matias has been making horseshoes. He learned this skill from his father who taught him at a very early age. Now he has a lot of experience that allows him to differentiate himself from others for his customers. This allows him improve his business. With the business, he makes the income needed for the household expenses where he lives with his wife and son. The income lets him have a good quality of life at home. Thanks to the good quality of his products, Matias gets very good orders from his customers. He is now requesting a loan in order to obtain raw materials like sheeting, iron and coal for making the horseshoes and responding to his customers’ large orders. With this help, his business will continue to offer good service to customers. And then, he will continue to generate the income needed for his home. In addition, Matias dreams about expanding her business and creating jobs for people in need. He dreams about continue to make progress with his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lauren Jackson



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