A loan of $500 helped to purchase raw materials such as wood, glue, varnish, lacquer, sealant, sandpaper, and other supplies for making furniture.

Santa Maria's story

Mr. Santa María, is 52 and lives with his wife in a section of the city of Santa Cruz de Yojoa. He used to work selling merchandise and decided 15 years ago to set up his own shop to make wooden furniture such as tables, chairs, windows, doors, window and door casing, etc. Mr. Santa María has received several loans from ODEF for investment in his business. He is currently applying for his fourth cycle, a loan of 10,000 lempiras, for the purchase of wood, lacquer, sealant, sandpaper, varnish, glue, and other supplies for making furniture. Mr. Santa María plans to keep working at his business to improve his family's quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephen Volante

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