A loan of $550 helped to buy Karanda`y [wax palm] wood to make furniture.

Juan's story

Juan, 32, is married to Felicia and has three school-aged children. He makes and sells armchairs, small chairs, tables and garden chairs, all made of Karanda`y, a type of wood. Juan goes out to sell his products in a plaza, as well as delivering them to other merchants and making goods to order.

Currently he was able to start a small store so that his wife can generate more income for the family. They need this loan to buy Karanda`y because they received an order for home furnishings and they want to complete the order. His biggest wish is to be able to finish building his modest home and to give his kids the possibility of studying and being respected in society.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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