A loan of $550 helped to purchase sand and cement and other materials for the manufacture of bricks.

Arturo's story

Arturo is 29 years old. He is a man with a lot of desire to improve his life and to get ahead, in addition to being friendly and polite with other people.He is married to Sara who is a housewife and the mother of his two children with whom he lives in their own home. Arturo is employed selling homemade bricks. He prepares these bricks in his home and he makes sales to his friends, neighbors, family members and other people. He started his business by reselling bricks which allowed him to increase his capital. Later, he decided to make the bricks himself and he currently does this together with his brother. He decided to begin this business because of his need for additional earnings to support his wife because his earlier wages were not able to cover the expenses of their home. In light of the good results he has had he desires to open a restaurant as a business in the future because he likes to cook. This is his first loan through Kiva and he feels grateful for the financial support he is receiving to get ahead. Moreover, he promises to make his payments on time. WIth the amount of $550 that he is seeking he will buy materials like sand, and cement, among others to manufacture his bricks.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Hildreth

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