A loan of $550 helped to buy wood and make improvements to his shop.

Juan Carlos's story

Carlos is 51 years old and has worked as a carpenter for 13 years. He developed his potential thanks to a relative who taught him the art of turning wood into marvelous items that are decorative and functional.

Through his work he has managed to provide a better life for his family, offering a good education to his two young children. Four years ago he opened his own shop, which he runs independently. From eight in the morning to eight at night, he makes all types of items - furniture, beds, chairs and dining room tables.

He is currently seeking a loan in order to buy raw materials and to make improvements to his shop. His goal is to increase his sales and guarantee better living conditions for his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert

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