A loan of $1,600 helped buy glue, paint, sheets of paper, etc.

Israel Geovanny's story

Israel is 25 year old, married, and has a 2 year old son. His wife has a beauty salon located within their home. Israel makes paper figures for a living. In Ecuador, to celebrate the end of the year, these paper figure known as monigotes are burned. He started this job 10 years ago when his father taught him how to fabricate them. He eventually became independent and now makes all sorts of comic figures, politicians, etc. He will use the loan to buy: glue, paint, sheets of paper, etc. His goal is to expose his business to many people.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Susan Garza

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