A loan of $975 helped to make repairs and buy raw materials (plastic, aluminum, cardboard).

Andrés Marcelo's story

Andrés Marcelo has been a carpenter and artisan for the last 15 years.

He’s the father of two children and worked with his brother in a bamboo cane shop (owned by both of them) since 2005 but they were robbed and left with no capital so were forced to close.

On October 1, 2011 he decided to start his own business that consists of building and selling built-in kitchen cabinets, closets, interior and exterior modular home units and he also makes ecological crafts using recycled materials. Since starting this business he works with a friend every day and in his free time since he also works in a micro-business producing cheese his father owns.

He hopes his loan will be approved so he can use it to make physical improvements to his locale and to buy raw materials to improve his business’ site and to have more raw materials to work with.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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