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A loan of $650 helped to by shoe uppers, adhesives, and other supplies.

Benjamin's story

Benjamín is a shoemaker. When he needed money to buy his sewing machine, he turned to a Kiva loan. Today, with his new machine, he has managed to improve the quality of his product and reduce his production time. His business today is much busier, with new customers coming in every day.

His customers are ordering more, and Benjamín's working capital is insufficient to respond promptly to that demand. To get better prices, he needs to purchase his raw materials and supplies in greater volume. This is the reason that today he is turning to Kiva for another loan so that he can buy shoe uppers, adhesives, and other supplies to increase his production capacity and to be more effective in responding to his distinguished customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey

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