A loan of $575 helped to purchase raw materials for making shoes and responding to customer orders.

Pedro Luis's story

Pedro is a very hardworking person with a strong desire to get ahead and provide for his family. He operates a workshop and makes shoes, using the income he generates to support his family. He opened his workshop 20 years ago, and is well known for his high quality work and products. He learned the shoe-making craft from one of his friends who taught him many skills, and, after a time working with and for his friend, he was able to save up some money to purchase basic machinery and open his own shop. His workshop is the source of income for his family, and their hope for a better quality of life.

Recently, he has received many customer orders for shoes, but he does not have the raw materials necessary to fulfill those orders. Therefore, Pedro is requesting this loan, and he plans to use the support from the loan to purchase raw materials for making shoes. He hopes this will help to keep up with client demand and all his present orders.

His dream is to expand and grow his business, and to provide for his family and improve their quality of life. Pedro also dreams of giving his children a high quality education, and hopes his business will help them realize their dreams.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich

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