A loan of $1,500 helped to buy tools.


Briam's story

Briam is a young man and is single. He has no partner, and has no children or dependents. He finished school and was studying for a university entrance exam. However he was not able to complete this part of his studies due to a lack of economic resources and the poor company he kept who advised him badly. He lives with his parents who decided that they would no longer support him financially, so that he would become more independent. At present he lives in a room that they have given him in the Maica area, in Cochabamba.

His main source of income comes from carpentry (making tables, chairs, wardrobes, desks, etc.). He works from Monday to Saturday and he also helps his mother to feed her dairy cows in the evening time. This is her main work activity. He has requested the loan to buy carpentry tools which will enable him to make these different pieces of furniture. Moreover in the future he hopes to save money in order to open his own carpentry workshop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Carey



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