A loan of $750 helped purchase of merchandise (bedspreads, blankets, tablecloths and sheets).

Octavio's story

Octavio C. Alcaraz is 40 years old and lives in Matchi de Roque Gonzalez area. He is a weaver of artisan bedspreads and has been married to Vicenta Sánchez for more than 15 years and they have two sons, one is 20 years old and is studying at an university and the other is 11 years old and in elementary school.

He started his activity as a youngster and his father was in charge of distributing the product in the Caaguazú region; later his father gave him the opportunity to become independent since at his age he could no longer do the work.

He took the challenge and gather more capital, thanks to the support of his spouse, and continued with the work. Nowadays he has many clients and with the income generated by the activity they managed to buy a motorcycle for work, to buy electrical appliances and to improve their house.

He is requesting this loan to purchase hammocks, blankets, tablecloths and sheets.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Donald Allen

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