A loan of $725 helped to invest in working capital and buy raw materials, such as clay, sand and soil, for making bricks.

Luis Alberto's story

Luis Alberto is 40, is single and has a three-year-old child. He is from El Sauce, a town situated in the North of the country. He has run his business making and selling bricks for ten years.

The business problems he faces occur during the winter months because production is low, but, when summer arrives, production increases, as do his sales.

Luis Alberto has already received loans fom the foundation and has proved himself responsible in paying back the previous loans. He will use the funding to buy raw materials for making bricks, such as: clay, sand and soil. Luis Alberto is grateful for the help provided by Kiva investors, which helps small traders, with limited resources, to have a decent working environment.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield

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