A loan of $1,625 helped to buy materials (paper, lithographic crayons, inks, gum arabic, and cardboard) and to do maintenance on the machines.


Raimundo's story

Raimundo is 49 years old. He is married and the father of one child. He has spent his whole productive life working as an employee in different lithography companies and that is how he has generated income to support his family. Since 2000, using his experience and with the support of loans, he opened his own lithograph company. With it, he generate 3 direct jobs. This has allowed him to continue working as an employee in another lithograph company without neglecting his own business. This way, he supplements his income in order to be able to pay for his household expenses.

Raimundo is a driven, active, responsible man who fights every day to get ahead. He is asking for the help of this loan to invest in buying materials (paper, lithographic crayons, inks, gum arabic, and cardboard) and to do maintenance on the machines. With this, he will be able to improve the functioning of his machinery and he will have raw materials to offer his customers more variety and fill their needs. This will be reflected in the increase in production and in the timely delivery of orders. This will lead to him having more contracts and increase the amount of resources to continue with his business. This will make his dream come true of generating more employment opportunities and offer a better well being and living conditions for his wife and son.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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