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Orlando Zambrano

City: Carmen de Bolivar Country: Colombia Loan Use: House improvements
Loan Term: 16 Date Posted: January 03, 2018 First Repayment: June 11, 2017
Opportunity International Client Orlando Zambrano

Orlando Zambrano has worked as a construction worker since his teenage years. He started as a “helper boy”, mixing sand, fetching materials, pushing the wheelbarrow, and after several years of apprenticeship he has earned the title of “maestro,” which means he can lead a construction team. Orlando, who is not married and has no children, lives in Carmen de Bolivar, a small town in the Colombian north coast, with his mother. Orlando built their house himself, using whatever materials were left from his construction jobs. It is common for Orlando´s job calendar to be empty weeks or months, so he is seeking a loan to set up his own business as an alternative source of income. He plans to use his loan to build sheds where he plans to raise chickens.

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