A loan of $1,075 helped to buy wood.

Jose Honorio's story

In the city of Duran we meet Jose, who is a 47 year-old carpenter. Twelve years ago, he decided to put his knowledge to work by opening up his own shop where he could work independently. Carpentry is a family business, because his father was the one who taught him to work with wood and make final products such as beds, dressers, living room sets, and other items. Now it's his turn, and he is working in his shop with his children. His wife Flor has a business selling clothing. Jose tells us that he enjoys the work that he does and he is well known for it. He says that he is currently having some problems with his vision, and one of the main reasons is the lint that comes out when he is brushing the wood, because he doesn't have the tools he needs for this process. But he continues ahead in the same way, and he will use this loan to buy wood to process. His dream is to have a bigger shop with all of the tools that he needs to make his work easier.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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