A loan of $1,175 helped to buy an offset printer, some components for a machine, a screen printing machine, an iron for drying and design equipment.

Emiliano's story

Mr. Emiliano, has been a client of the institution for some months now. He is still a young person with a strong will to get ahead in life. Mr. Emiliano is forty years old. He finished high school and he has been married to Mrs. Azucena for nineteen years. They have a family, composed of three children that go to school. Mr. Emiliano has a printing workshop where he sells printing services (both on paper and on clothes), invitations, flyers, etc.

Mr. Emiliano says, ”I started from scratch, since I was and employee in a printing workshop myself for sixteen years, but I wanted to start my own business in order to be able to manage my own time and work. I had the experience that was required, so I just needed to make the decision and start this printing business.”

Mr. Emiliano opens his workshop very early and provides the best service possible. He is requesting the loan to buy an offset printer and some components for a machine, a screen printing machine, an iron for drying and some design equipment he was missing. Without this machine he would not be able to provide a good service.

He tries to keep his customers satisfied. Fortunately, he does well with his business. If things continue as they are, he would like to expand his business, saying: “I would like the business to be profitable enough to help me pay for my children’s education; I would love to see them getting a professional degree. I deeply appreciate the help of the institution, since with previous loans I have been able to expand my business, by buying more material that I was lacking. Now, I can provide more services, like printed t-shirts, medical prescription forms, invitations, canvas, etc.”

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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