A loan of $1,500 helped to buy bricks, cement and other materials so he can expand his shop where he makes bronze crafts and other items.


Justo's story

Justo has a shop in which he makes all types of bronze items. He completed secondary school. He lives in the city of La Paz in his own brick three-room house with a cement floor.

He recycles bronze scrap metal to create artisanal products such as pendents, wall adornments and other items. In this way he is able to obtain excellent raw material at a low cost. Further, this saves a great deal of energy. The income from his work covers his costs for food, utilities, and other expenses.

He is seeking a loan so that he can expand his shop. He will buy bricks, cement and other construction materials. He will thus be able to increase his income and his standard of living and at the same time maintain a high degree of purity in his products.

His dream is for his children to complete their studies, and also for his business to grow.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert



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