A loan of $475 helped working capital.

Rommel David's story

Rommel David M. B. is 33 years old and married. Rommel has two children. His oldest son is 12 and is in his first year of secondary school, and his youngest son is 5 and in the first grade. His wife works for a company in customer service. Rommel likes to offer high-quality products to his customers. He hopes to expand his business so he can make more products since many times his customers put in special orders with him that take a lot of time to fill. He wants to build his own home. It has been one of his biggest dreams since he started his family because he would like to give them a comfortable place to live. He would also like for his sons to learn his business. He feels it would be good for their future since he thinks this type of business brings in a high income.

Rommel sells and repairs jewelry. His business is located in the central market. He has had this business for 6 years. Rommel started it with his own money because he had to to support his family. At first he worked from home, but after gaining some recognition with his customers, he decided to establish himself in the central market since it is one of the most frequented markets. There his customers can better appreciate the quality of his work, and he can complete his tasks rapidly, and not only for a certain number of customers, but for anyone who needs his services. The loan is for working capital to purchase grams of raw gold to make and design other types of jewelry that are of a different style because that is what attracts his customers the most and why he needs to invest in his business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kelly Wester

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