A loan of $1,600 helped to buy a metal grinder.

Ricaute De Jesús's story

Ricaute’s a father who has worked for several years smelting metals like copper and aluminum. He does this in his own workshop located in the western part of the city where he lives and where he’s become well-known doing this work. He’s managed to support his family consisting of his wife and three children this way. He strives for them unceasingly to provide them with a good education and well-being.

He’s asking for this loan at present to buy a metal grinder to reduce his production costs because he will be able to grind the copper and aluminum himself to then smelt it; he will no longer have to pay for this service and he will also improve his working conditions thus significantly improving his income to meet family needs and continue making progress to reach his greatest dream which is to prove his business’ worth and to acquire more mills to be able to increase production. In this way, Ricaute will be able to generate favorable economic stability which, according to him, is indispensable so that things at home will function correctly succeeding in providing an excellent education for his children, improved well-being and quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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