A loan of $1,500 helped to buy wood and equip his carpentry shop through the purchase of tools.

Jose's story

José is an enterprising person. He is 34 years old, married, and has two children. They live in the parish of Pelileo, near the city of Ambato. José describes himself as a friendly person; hard-working, cheerful, supportive, and enterprising.

José has been a carpenter for more than 10 years, making furniture such as beds, dining tables, and cabinets. His business is going well and is helping him raise his family.

The loan that José is applying to FODEMI for will be used to buy wood for making furniture, such as dining tables, beds, cabinets and pedestal tables, and for equipping his carpentry workshop through the purchase of tools. This investment will help him earn better income for his household.

José dreams of finishing his home, where he can live with his wife and children, and have a larger carpentry workshop where he can provide work to the young people of his community.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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