A loan of $450 helped to buy materials for his soldering workshop.


Cecilio's story

Cecilio is 43 years old and originally comes from Durango. Now he has been living for more than 20 years in the city of Nuevo Laredo and is married to Ana Maria. They have 2 children of school age. Cecilio has been working as a blacksmith for more than 11 years. He has a soldering workshop in his home where he makes doors and windows for houses.

Cecilio is asking for a loan to buy materials as he has had several orders but does not have enough money to buy the materials he needs to start making the doors and windows. He will pay for the loan with part of the profits he gets from his business, as this is his family's source of income. He wants to improve his business and be able to fulfil this order on time so that people carry on recommending him and so he will get more work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally


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