A loan of $675 helped to buy laurel wood and black earpod tree wood.

Rosalió Raúl's story

Rosalió deals in wood furniture, such as wardrobes, doors, and bed frames. He learned the carpentry trade in a private construction business after finishing secondary school. He found himself without a job because of personnel cutbacks, but after he was laid off he got the idea to buy electric tools and set up his own business in a space next to his home.

A workday in his shop starts at seven in the morning with assigning work to his assistants, cleaning the shop, selecting the wood, planing it, and lathing it. Essentially, it is all part of a process that requires artistry, patience, and technical knowledge of what is being done.

He believes that his loan will help him expand and improve conditions in his business.

He is in a relationship and he has a daughter who is not yet school-age.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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