A loan of $1,200 helped to buy boards and planks of wood.


Juan Antonio's story

Juan, 22, is a young man who has worked with his parents since he was young. He started with farming, which made him into the man that he is today. At 17 he changed to a different activity, working as a driver. Together with his boss, he transported wood from the border of Honduras to El Salvador. Little by little he gained experience and started to make his own trips as a heavy truck driver, transporting wood, gravel, iron, cinder block, bricks, etc.

He buys wood on the border of Honduras to sell at a good price here in El Salvador. He buys good wood that is mostly used to make doors (planks and boards). The loan he is requesting is to buy planks and boards to sell to carpenters who need good wood.

With the loan he will be able to buy the wood that he needs and thus earn a little bit of money at the same time as his profits allow him to pay back the loan. He has few economic resources and is dependent on the loan to continue working and improving his quality of life little by little. His desire is to have his own truck and be the boss of his own source of income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus



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