A loan of $1,075 helped to purchase work materials for his tailor shop such as cloth, thread, needles, scissors, and bobbins among other items.

Jose Salomon's story

Jose Salomón, 43, is married with four children of whom two of them depend on him financially because they are in school. He has for a business activity a tailoring business which consists of making clothing (pants, suits, employee and school uniforms). He has had the business for 26 years and it is located in his own home. Jose Salomón has been characterized as a responsible man in both his personal and work affairs, a fighter, with the desire to get ahead in order to achieve his goals and objectives such as professional training for his children. Since he was not able to study for a career as a child due to his parents' lack of resources he had to learn a trade in order to get ahead, a trade which has been of great help to him these days. Above all he likes what he does since it makes him useful to society and is his tool for getting ahead with his family.

Jose Salomón needs the loan in order to meet customer demand. The products he needs to purchase are the following: cloth, thread, needles, scissors, and bobbins among other items.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts

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