A loan of $1,650 helped to buy a wood edging machine and to improve his location (fix the roof of his business and to buy Eternit-brand tiles).

Álvaro Alonso's story

Señor Álvaro Alonso is a 58-year-old man who is married with two children. For approximately 38 years he has made a living through cabinet-making, which has allowed him to get his wife and children ahead in life and to provide them with an acceptable quality of life. He wishes to invest the loan in repairing the roof of his business because it is leaking water and he needs Eternit-brand tiles and wire.

The rest of the loan will be used to purchase a wood edging machine so that he can do more refined work in less time and in this way offer better quality to his customers, which will increase his production levels and sales. This will allow him to generate a higher income for his family. His greatest dream is to be able to offer employment to more people and to teach all that he has learned in his years of experience.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Sawyer

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