A loan of $725 helped to buy raw materials for his carpenter's shop and consumer goods for the home..


Henry Octavio's story

Henry Octavio is a married adult with four minor children. He is from one of the towns in the Chinandega area where commerce, sugar cane, sugar and rum dominate. Henry is a micro-businessman who works in carpentry/ furniture making. He makes different styles of furniture such as beds, wardrobes, dressers, china cabinets, entertainment centers, cradles, chairs, dining room tables and more. He also has a small and modest convenience store where he offers consumer goods for the home, such as frozen food, snacks, detergent and more. He sells in one of the town's lumberyards and for his other business he buys from distribution trucks, paying up front. One of his dreams is to be able to finish improving his home and expanding his convenience store more and having raw materials for his carpentry. The purpose of this loan is to buy raw materials such as wood, nails, and glue, as well as consumer products for the home and some zinc sheeting for his carpentry shop so the wood won't get wet. Henry is grateful for the support that the Kiva investors are offering to people with low income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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