A loan of $1,000 helped to buy materials.

Gonzalo's story

Gonzalo, 43, has three children, ages 20, 13, and 5.

Gonzalo works making a variety of traditional "cholita"-style shoes. His shop is in the 30 de Agosto area of the city of La Paz. This is his first loan sequence with the institution.

Gonzalo's going to use this loan to buy leather wholesale and other materials he needs to make shoes. This way he can offer his customers a variety of footwear. Gonzalo's requesting this loan to continue improving his business. He's going to use the profits to continue buying a variety of materials.

Gonzalo is a very hardworking person and he's happy about this opportunity. He wants to be able to produce in larger quantities and sell his products in various markets and fairs in the different departments nationally.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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