A loan of $500 helped to buy wood, plywood, sandpaper, paint, varnish and nails.

Elio Alfredo's story

Elio is a humble carpenter who lives in the city of Esteli, he is married and has an 8 year old daughter with his wife. He makes wooden home furnishings as a living and is a very hard-working man.

He is an excellent customer and took out his first loan to buy wood for his work making all kinds of furniture at affordable prices and he will use this new loan to fund an order of doors and wardrobes, for which he needs wood, plywood, sandpaper, paint, varnish and nails etc.

Elio says that after we gave him the loan his work greatly increased and he is happy and satisfied with his gains. He is next step is to renew the loan in order to continue improving. His dream is to be a well-known carpenter and exhibit furniture. He would like to make improvements to his home and provide a good future for his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sara Godwin

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