A loan of $500 helped to buy iron at wholesale.


Mario Alberto's story

Mario Alberto is 39 years old and lives with his life partner, Reina, and their children in their own house. He owns a blacksmith workshop where he makes bars, furniture, sculptures, tools, decorative and religious articles, and bells, among other things. He is well-known around his community and has a good clientele. People prefer him because he is trustworthy, has great prices, and unbeatable service upon request.

Mario is very friendly and honest; he is very humble and is always dedicated to his work. He enjoyings fighting for what he wants and for this reason he strives every day to earn a more prosperous future and thus succeed as he deserves.

During the last few weeks, demand has increased and he needs to invest in materials so as not to disappoint his clients, but he does not have enough capital. For this reason, he requests a loan from INTEGRAL in order to buy iron at wholesale. Mario Alberto has good payment references and is very responsible. He is satisfied with the help and assures that he can repay the debt. At the same time, he is confident that he will be able to offer economic security to his household.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Danielle Kamffer



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