A loan of $775 helped purchase sawdust, wood and water.

Bartolo Teodoro's story

Bartolo is 54 years old. He makes bricks in his hometown of Libertad. He started at a young age and wants to try his luck in a business where he invests a little and earns a lot. Unfortunately this kind of trade is very difficult. He only works from very early in the day until midday when he then takes a rest. He prefers this way because the sun is strong and he tires very quickly. He spends five days a week in the quarry without interruptions. Bartolo’s work is difficult but his incentive is his five children who he would like to give a stable future. He is a widower, so they are his responsibility. With this loan he is requesting, he hopes to purchase sawdust, wood and water for the production of bricks. In the future, he would like to form a guild with his workmates in order to improve their work conditions.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lauren Jackson

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