A loan of $1,025 helped purchase wood..


Donato Mario's story

Mr. Donato is 41 years old, he is married and has 3 children who are 10, 17 and 26 years old. He is a carpenter and he does his work in a furniture factory and he also repairs all types of furniture. He has been doing this work for 20 years, which he learned from his father, who was also a carpenter in his own carpentry center that is located in the zone of Pampahasi. This is his first loan in his first sequence with this institution and Mr. Donato will use the loan to purchase more quality wood. His reason for applying for the loan is the lack of capital to purchase the material he needs to work. Mr. Donato is presented with challenges in his business and to lift himself out of poverty he is going to use the benefits to improve his quality of life and that of his family. His desire is to be one of the best carpenters and be able to improve his sales with the goal of more income since this is his only activity that allows his to support himself and his family, for this reason his motivation is to be happy and he is already grateful to this institution for the support they are offering him.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kristin Connor



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