A loan of $825 helped to invest in supplies, materials, and a sewing machine for his business.

Jose's story

Mr. Jose is 47 years old and married with two children. His son is 7 years old and his daughter is 6. Jose produces handcrafted shoes such as boots and nursing slippers. His studio is located in the Villa Copacabana zone in the city of La Paz. This is the first loan he has gotten from Emprender. Jose will use this loan to invest in the purchase of supplies and work materials for his business. He will also buy a sewing machine. The reason he is applying for this loan is because he lacks cash. Mr. Jose faces challenges in his business as he currently lacks a suitable workshop and depends on the sewing rooms of others to finish his work. He will use his loan to buy leather and synthetic leather wholesale which will decrease his costs in addition to the purchase of a sewing machine for his wife who can help with the business. His wish for his business is to build a suitable environment for a workshop so he can have all the machinery necessary to do good work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Megan Hinrichsen

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