A loan of $1,300 helped to buy wood and accessories to make fountain pens.


Victor Antonio's story

Víctor is 53 years old. He is married and the father of 5 children. He lives in the town of Esparta Atlántida, San Juan Pueblo.

For many years, Víctor has been using his abilities making artisanal wood crafts. He received training from a French association who helped him with selling and marketing his products. He has his own woodworking workshop where he makes carvings, pencil holders, carts, fruit bowls, key chains, etc.
He also makes artisanal furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and more out of wood and wicker. He started this business with his own money and has maintained it with loans from ODEF, with which he has been able to grow his business and increase his clientele.

Right now, he is asking for his twelfth loan, which is for 25,000 Lempiras, to buy wood and accessories he will use to make fountain pens. his goal is to have a wider variety of products to attract more customers and also export the products he makes to sell more an increase his income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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