A loan of $575 helped to expand his store and buy supplies (glue and soles).

Carlos Mario's story

Carlos Mario is 55 years old and a man who is dedicated to his job. He has a great desire to find a better future for his family.

For 30 years he has worked as a cobbler in a small shop located in the center of the city - an activity that has allowed him to sustain and feed his family. Although life has not offered him great opportunities, he tries to look ahead and always give the most to his work because he knows that it is the best way to earn the loyalty of his customers.

Currently, he is requesting a loan that he hopes will allow him to expand his business operations and buy supplies to increase his capacity to make repairs. His biggest dream is to be able to collect and save money that he needs to pay for an operation to correct his advanced near-sightedness, which prohibits him from participating in a lot of activities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Wong

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