A loan of $800 helped to buy a wood lot to cut.


Boris Jose's story

Boris is a 51 year old farmer who works as an independent woodcutter. He has more than 10 years experience doing this work. At times he buys wood lots to cut down the trees and then sell the lumber. At other times, when he doesn't have capital available he just gets paid for the labor. In addition, and to supplement his income, he grows coffee. He collects the harvest and sells it in the plaza of the regional market. In this way he has enough resources to pay for his household expenses. His drive, tenacity and his constant fight have allowed him to get ahead, meeting the goals he sets for himself. That is why he is asking for the help of the loan. With it, he wants to buy a wood lot to cut it down and sell the lumber he harvests. This will be reflected in an increase of income which for him means more wellbeing for his family, even knowing the risks he faces doing this work. Boris dreams of being able to plant trees so in the future he can cut his own wood and in that way improve his financial resources so he can offer a better quality of life to his loved ones.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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