A loan of $525 helped to buy tools and materials to make furniture.

José Baudilio's story

José is 73 years old and married. He lives with his wife and their five children. They are both elderly, and they live in the Sololá department. José is a person who has persevered through the years, contributing to his family’s growth.

He currently devotes himself to carpentry because there is no carpentry business where he lives. That is why he made the decision to undertake this new business, which he has had for 43 years. He is a well-known as a carpenter for the work that he does. It is through this business activity that he gets good profits and income. These have served to cover the family’s expenses.

He is now requesting a loan for 4,000 GTQ to buy tools and materials to make furniture. His intention is to increase his earnings and to provide better service to his customers.

One of his dreams is to have another carpenter’s shop in order to be able to increase his earnings. This way he will improve his family’s living conditions.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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