A loan of $1,200 helped purchase of leather, insoles, and iron fittings.


Luis's story

Luis R. is 50 years old, married to 38 year-old Lina Pérez, and has two school-aged children. In the beginning, Luis only repaired shoes for another small business person.



About 10 years ago, with much effort and the vision of independence, he acquired his own basic machinery to make different types of footwear, which he sells directly or through small retailers in the central zone.



With this loan, he hopes to meet the demand for shoes at the beginning of the new school year.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michelle Harrison



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