A loan of $1,450 helped to buy materials for his artisanal goldsmithing business.

Jhony Julio's story

Jhony, 40, is married with two children: a 17-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old son. He makes a living crafting gold and silver, better known as goldsmithing. He makes all types of jewelry, depending on the orders he receives and tastes of his clients. His jewelry store is in the Villa El Carmen area.

This loan is his first loan cycle with the institution. Jhony is going to use this loan for the purchase of supplies and work materials such as gold, silver, sulfuric acid and metal polish for his business. Jhony confronts challenges in his business such as security concerns, and in the future he will have to invest in the improvement of his business´ security. Jhony´s wish is to improve his family´s quality of life, which is why he works hard and tirelessly.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jamie Schau

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