A loan of $450 helped to buy thread, fabric, glue, and wood, etc.

José Alfonso's story

José Alfonso is single and has three minor children. The children do not live with him, but nonetheless he helps them financially every month. José is 51 years old. He has lived in a rented house for two years, and he has established an upholstery business at the house. He has devoted himself to this work for 22 years.

He currently has good clientele for his work. He has demonstrated himself to be responsible and efficient. He works for various hotels in the country, and he provides maintenance to the furniture.

José needs a loan to invest in buying raw materials and upholstery supplies (thread, fabric, glue, and wood, etc.). This way he will be able to do the work that his customers have entrusted to him. The investment he will make will be recuperated upon delivering the upholstery repair jobs.

The income that this will generate will be used for his living expenses and to cover the basic services. He is confident that with the help of this institution, Integral, he will manage to improve the living conditions for himself and for his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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