A loan of $1,500 helped to buy more treated lumber for home construction.


Julio's story

Julio, 46, is a man who has always liked to face circumstances that arise. This is how he’s been able to continue forward alongside Ruth, 31, who is his spouse and with whom he has three minor children: Carol, 16, Shesira, 14, and Abel, 6. He lives with his entire family in a house of his own where he continues to date striving to provide each of his family members with a better quality of life.

Julio heads out to sawmills located around the city every day to get good quality lumber at the lowest possible prices to sell them in the same place where he buys them. He has customers that always request his merchandise and when he does not have it he does not hesitate to go somewhere else to get what his customers request. He’s been in this business three years and everything is moving along marvelously. He does this every day usually in the morning from Monday through Friday while the weekends he helps his spouse buying and selling grain and food items. To do that, he heads out to the city’s port starting at 4am to buy directly from farmers everything he offers to his customers. They’ve been working together in this business for 7 years.

He is grateful that things are going very well because he has many customers that seek him out daily because of the quality of the products he offers. He hopes to continue working this way and later on set up a small sawmill. He will use the requested 3,800 soles to buy larger amounts of treated lumber that’s used to build housing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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