A loan of $1,575 helped to buy supplies wholesale (wood,sandpaper, glue, tacks, etc.).


Carlos Enrique's story

Carlos is the victim of a forced displacement, due to the violence that occurred in his native city. There he had his own business, a cabinet-maker who worked daily to support his family. But many years ago they moved from the city in order to protect the lives of his wife and their 5 children. They left behind all they had constructed with effort and sacrifice. After moving he started business again in a sub-leased shop, taking advantage of being able to recoup his machinery. He works Monday to Saturday from 8 am until 6 pm. She has the help of his wife and one of his children. He has the advantage of having two steady clients who produce many orders. His specialty is dining room sets, which he delivers unfinished and the customer takes care of the final touches. In this manner he has been able to get ahead with his family and has been able to build a new life. The loan Carlos is requesting is to buy supplies wholesale (wood,sandpaper, glue, tacks, etc.). This will allow him to have sufficient material to complete the orders he has outstanding which will increase his sales and income. Carlos projects that in the near future he will build the house he wants, buy a vehicle for the business and have a well-structured and well-known business. He can then continue to generate the resources that allow his family economic stability and a better quality of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonard delaney



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