A loan of $1,275 helped to buy gold by the carat to make a variety of gold jewelry.

Carlos Alberto's story

Carlos is 38 years old, married, a merchant, and his wife works with him. He has two children of 12 and 15 years of age who attend school.

He studied Business Administration, and his wife to be a secretary. Since he was young he worked alongside his father, who was a jeweler with his own business. The jewelry store was left to him through inheritance and today he continues offering his work of gold and silver jewelry.

With the profits he began to buy new clothing, underwear, cosmetics, putting it in a small area at the front of his jewelry store, with his wife who manages it, and together they get derive better earnings and a better experience.

With this loan he will buy 31 carat gold, in order to continue making his jewelry and to offer variety to his customers, obtaining better sales.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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