A loan of $850 helped to buy wood, paint, nails and other carpentry materials.

Franklin Evaristo's story

In Los Bajos de Montecristi, a city known for its great diversity in traditional products (e.g. straw hats known both throughout Ecuador and abroad), the members of the Banco Comunal Madres Unidas (communal bank) meet every two weeks.

Franklin lives in this city. He is 43 years old, single and lives with his parents. He has been a member of the communal bank for five years. He really appreciates the help that this institution has given him in his efforts to get ahead.

Don Franklin is a very hardworking man who is using his knowledge to get ahead in life. He works in his family's woodworking and furniture-making business, where he sells his creations. They make beds, other types of furniture and anything else you can make out of wood. They sell out of their workshop as well as in other cities, where they sell at very good prices. Their business has been around for over 50 years and has been passed down from generation to generation.

This loan will be used to buy wood, paint, nails and other carpentry materials that they need to make their products.

His dream is to have a furniture store in Manta.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hattie Hill

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