A loan of $1,200 helped to buy wool of different colours for the manufacture of bags and handbags.


Jose's story

José possesses many fine qualities and values and has been able to earn the respect of everyone on account of his humility and his tremendous commitment to his work. He is married with three children and lives in Otavalo. He works in the manufacture of woollen bags and handbags, a business which he started 5 years ago, at the suggestion of his wife. His work has given him great satisfaction, such as being able to see his sons grow up and help with the household chores. José is applying to FODEMI for a loan which will help him to continue expanding his business and meet the demand which currently exists for his products. José's dream is to have a small business making woollen and cotton bags and handbags and to be able to provide job opportunities for people who are looking for work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield



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