A loan of $600 helped to buy aluminum sheets and bolts.

Celso's story

63-year-old Celso lives with two of his four children: Stefany and Jonatan. He loves them dearly and cares for them in a house that he bought many years ago. Celso has been a widower for four years and, over those years, he has had to work hard for his children, take care of them and take over their mother's role. He says that it is a little difficult but he has managed to gain their confidence and they are very fond of him.

Twenty years ago, Celso opened a workshop in his own home where he makes all kinds of bread-making machinery such as mixers, cutters, bread ovens, etc. He has managed to gain good customers and perfect his construction abilities. He has a lot of machines that help him in his work. He has a lot of work in the month of December and so he hires staff during that month as he doesn't just make machines but also maintains, repairs and improves them. He would like to improve his business and be able to hire a professional to replace him because he doesn't have the strength he once had. However, as he is a responsible man, he says that he will always oversee the business that he loves so much.

This is Celso's third loan from MFP and he feels very happy that he is able to carry out his work as normal thanks to the support that you all give him. He pledges to make his loan repayments on time as he has always been a hard-working, respectable person. Celso will invest the money he has requested in buying materials such as aluminum sheets, bolts and other supplies that he uses to make his bread-making machinery.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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