A loan of $800 helped buy raw material in bulk (rods, plates, and coal).

Jorge Iván Blandón's story

George, at 47 years of age, has made his living as a blacksmith, a profession which he learned approximately 35 years ago, thanks to his father and uncle, and that has now become his principle source of income. He sells the horseshoes that he produces from a wholesale distributor of the municipality, managing to generate the economic resources to bring home and look after the welfare of his two sons. He is currently requesting the support of a loan to buy raw material in bulk (rods, plates, and coal), so that he may have immediate availability to fulfill orders as well as improve sales. Jorge says that his wish is to expand his business and create new work opportunities and that he hopes that it will last over time so that he may leave a good legacy for his children and that they may have a better quality of life and well-being.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Varney

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