A loan of $850 helped to purchase tools for use in his work as a brick mason.

Carlos Rafael's story

Carlos Rafael is married, 27 years old, and has completed middle school. He has one small son. Carlos Rafael is a brick mason, a trade that he began to help his family cover expenses. At present, he has 7 years experience. Carlos Rafael can count on his wife's help; she works as a domestic.

Carlos Rafael is requesting a loan to allow him to purchase tools that are necessary for his work. He wishes to buy an electric drill and an electrical cutting-machine. This will augment his productivity and improve their family income.

In the future, Carlos Rafael hopes to become a certified master in construction work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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