A loan of $800 helped to buy raw materials.

Jose Ernesto's story

José, 60, is married and has four children; he lives with his family in a community in Yorito, Yoro.

José used to work just in agriculture but he wanted to put into practice his metalworking skills so 25 years ago he set up a business at home where he manufactures metal silos to store basic grains, stove pipes, metal pails, oil lamps and all sorts of metalwork.

He’s asking ODEF for his sixth loan to buy raw materials like sheets of metal, tin, paint, muriatic acid, carbon and soldering irons to manufacture the silos and metalwork.

This loan will help increase inventory and to sell more. His goal is to lease an industrial machine to produce his wares more quickly and to earn more profits to give his family a better standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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