A loan of $1,000 helped to buy machinery for carpentry, raw materials, and other materials he needs.

Juan José's story

Juan is 37 years old. He has a spouse and three children. Since he was a child, he worked with his brothers in farming and raising cattle. In his free time, he helped his father in the carpentry workshop. When he was 15 he started to really learn carpentry with his father, who trained him. He learned the trade well. At 20 years old, he married and started to work independently to buy tools little by little, and then he set up his own carpentry workshop.

He buys the raw materials in the closest lumberyards which are 5 kilometers from his house. Later he pays for transport of the wood to the workshop, but on some occasions he has to go further away to buy the raw materials when he can't find it in the same place.

The loan he is asking Fundación Campo for is to buy machinery for carpentry, as well as raw materials and other materials he needs. This way, he will offer a better service, increasing his customers and improving his family's finances.

His plans for the future are to expand with more machinery and employees in his carpentry shop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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