A loan of $1,575 helped to buy supplies at wholesale, such as paper, cardboard and inks.

Carlos Mario's story

Carlos was a professional soldier, but tired of this work, he decided to ask for leave, and with some savings he had, decided to start his own business, a lithograph press located in his home. There he works with his wife every day from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., printing books that he publishes, and this way generates enough resources to support his wife and their small three-year-old son.

Currently he is requesting his first loan, so that he can invest in the purchase of supplies at wholesale (paper, cardboard and inks), with which he will be able to print a greater quantity of books to sell, and generate the income with which he supports his family's needs.

Carlos dreams of making his business grow and someday wishes to be able to go out on his own from the family home, as the space in which he works is limited and sometimes inconvenient, and he knows that by achieving this independence between home and business he will be able to improve the quality of life of those he loves.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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