A loan of $550 helped buy materials (synthetic leather, fabric, and stuffing), and hand tools.

Luis Alfonso's story

65-year old Luis is a hardworking man who makes a big effort to help his family get ahead. For 31 years he has worked as an upholsterer continuing a family tradition. Now it has become the way he supports himself and his family.

Every day Luis works from 7 am to 7 pm along with his brother and a nephew. With God’s help, the business is a source of employment for his family and allowed him to grow within the local market.

Luis is a man full of dreams which he hopes to fulfill so he works hard because he is convinced that with effort all is possible. He is now seeking a loan which he will use to buy materials (synthetic leather, fabric, and stuffing), and hand tools in order to improve the quality of his products. Then he will be able to earn more money and provide his family with a better standard of living.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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