A loan of $500 helped to buy scrap metal and car batteries.

Jose Irene's story

José lives with his family, made up of his wife and his son, 12. He earns a living buying and selling scrap such as iron, bronze, and copper. He learned this business when he was employed. Twelve years ago he became independent and now he works on his own. He works from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. or longer.

José will invest the loan in buying scrap such as iron, aluminum, copper, bronze, and car batteries. This way he'll increase his inventory and be able to sell more and pay back the loan and some household expenses.

José's biggest dream is to be able to work without financing, to grow, and to give his family a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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