A loan of $800 helped to pay his brother for having electricity installed in his home, and to buy tailoring supplies.

Oscar Antonio's story

Oscar, 50, is married and has 2 children. He participated in the 1978 armed conflict, in which he became disabled. Now he has worked as a tailor for 15 years, supporting his wife and their 2 children. One of their children is 13 and helps him in the tailoring shop, and the other child is 6 years old. His wife works as a domestic. Oscar learned this trade when he moved from home and was helping a dressmaker. Later he started to work independently.

Oscar buys fabric in a city that is 20 kilometers from where he lives, so that he can work on school uniforms for an institute in the city and also do other work that people request. At times, he has to go to a city that is much further away to buy the fabric.

Oscar is requesting a loan from Fundacion Campo to pay his brother for having electricity installed in his house, and also to buy supplies for his tailoring shop.

Oscar plans to continue to work with the Fundacion Campo, as he is planning on building brick walls for his house, because his house is currently built with corrugated metal and he also wants to have a roof where his family can have protection from bad weather.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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