A loan of $850 helped to purchase raw materials needed for the upholstery of his clients' backordered items.


Carlos Octavio's story

Carlos works in his family's upholstery workshop. Thanks to his father teaching him the craft at a young age, he now has a lot of experience which allows him to offer his clients high quality products. Since the business has been around for a long time, it has attained a good standing in the community and because of that, the economic hardships in his family have been getting better little by little. However, in the past few months due to a difficult situation with one of his sons, Carlos has come to see his financial condition be strongly affected, causing serious setbacks in his household. Thanks to his hard work, he has been able to overcome the difficulty, but due to the fact that he was not able to work in the shop for a few days, his clients' orders have backed up, and he does not have the capital to fulfill the orders. For this reason, Carlos is looking for a loan to purchase the raw materials needed for the upholstery of his backordered items. Carlos hopes to continue prospering and overcoming the adversity that his family has faced. Furthermore, he strives for his business to offer him a better quality of life at home and better economic opportunities for growth.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Roberto Henry



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