A loan of $800 helped to build a bigger brick oven to become more efficient and be able to bake more bricks.


Joaquin's story

Joaquin is 41years old and considers himself to be a happy, hard-working person, who likes being responsible for providing for his family. He lives with his wife and their children in Riobamba. Joaquin has been working as a brick-maker for 3 years and his business has been consistently growing. Consequently, to expand his business further he is applying for a FODEMI loan which will be invested in building a bigger brick oven so that he can work more efficiently and bake more bricks. If he had a bigger oven he would be able to complete his customers' order quicker and serve his customers better. Joaquin's dream is to buy himself more land so that he can also work in agriculture in order to improve his income and his family's quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caroline Reiss



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