A loan of $825 helped purchase clinches, reels, galvanized sheets.


Jairo's story

Jairo is 36 years old and works in the production industrial fretworks, steel kitchens, banisters, and anything related to metalworking. Fourteen years ago he started his business in the year 1998, after having qualified with the “SENA- Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje” (SENA National Service of Learning), to undertake his own enterprise to earn income to live and get his family ahead. Today his business has grown in his purchases and sales. The sales are cash and credit. He uses catalogs and works through references from his clients. Currently, Jairo is applying for a second loan through “Fundación Mario Santo Domingo” (Foundation Mario Santo Domingo). He used the first loan to purchase material in large volume for important discounts. Currently, he is applying for a Kiva credit with which he will purchase clinches, reels, galvanized sheets etc. His future goal is to have a larger store and be able to create other work, have his own home, and have his business at the same point. His major challenge is to improve his inventory and have more capital to complete his current and future commitments to his clients. For this reason he works harder everyday.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alana Abbitt-McGregor



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