A loan of $1,100 helped to buy raw material such as leather, arrow cane and buckles, among other items.


Julio Cesar's story

Julio Cesar has worked downtown in the city of Medellín for 28 years. He has been an artisan since his youth thanks to family tradition and a course he took at an institute where he succeeded in developing all of his potential. Currently he makes bags and shoes, working Monday to Saturday from nine in the morning until six in the evening. Through his business he generates what he needs to live His greatest desire is to improve sales and increase his earnings so he can have a better quality of life. That is the reason he has requested a loan, which he will invest in the purchase of raw material such as leather, arrow cane and buckles, among other items.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney



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