A loan of $1,500 helped to buy basic materials wholesale (leather, studs, paint, buckles, and other items).


Carlos Mario's story

Carlos is known in his neighbourhood for being a charismatic, kind, and hard-working man. At the age of 46, he is married with two children for whom he fights tirelessly in order to provide their daily bread and cover the family's basic costs.
From his mother, he learned leather crafting. Later, after having obtained experience and all the necessary knowledge, he decided to become independent and open his own workshop in a rented location. There he makes belts, purses, saddles, halters, cell phone cases, and other items. This way, he provides for the needs and likes of the residents of his village. This allows him to improve his sales and income from his work.
He is requesting a loan to help him buy basic materials wholesale (leather, studs, paint, buckles, and other items). This will allow him to continue with his work and offer a greater variety of products in order to improve his sales and income.
Carlos says that his goal is to acquire his own workshop to continue with his work and thus make his business more profitable. This will allow him to generate favourable economic stability in order to offer his children a quality education and in order to provide his entire family with a greater quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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