A loan of $4,975 helped to buy a scanner for his business so as to improve his income and living conditions.


Ariel's story

Ariel is 28 years old. At twelve years old he moved to the city of Cochabamba from the tropics after the death of his father as his mother went to live with other relatives. He has always lived alone and has worked in various jobs carrying packages, helping with mechanic services and electrical services in workshops (he liked the work there and started to train).

He lives in and has a small space for his workshop in the southern area of the city. He studied his high school diploma under his own steam and has taken a technical course in automotive electromechanics which he currently practices. He is doing another one-year course so as not to remain without a degree.

He urgently needs to buy a scanner for his business. With this he can improve his income and living conditions, and become a respectable person and start a family which, as a good man, he has always dreamed of.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Hartley


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It offers entrepreneurs loans with grace periods to set up new businesses.



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