A loan of $1,100 helped buy patches, tires, tar-worms for plugging punctures, knobs and rims to fix tires on vehicles and to buy new tires.

Yan Carlos's story

Yan Carlos U. is married and has a two year old child. He lives in the Blas de Lezo neighborhood in the city of Cartagena. He has a tire shop, El Yanky. It has been the source of income for his household since before he was married, when he supported his mother. It is even more so now in the home that he has made. To continue strengthening his business, he is asking for a loan for 2,000,000 COP, which will be invested in the.

He started his business with a small amount of capital as the only way to earn a living. Little by little it was growing, he was becoming known, and he got more customers among the neighbors and employees of companies that are close to his business. Everyday people know of his work either by accident, chance, or the recommendation of his customers.

He has had previous loans with the Fundación, which meant greater income and more customers. He was able to grow and cover his neighborhood better. He was also able to support his family, which currently consists of his wife, child, and his mother when he lived with her.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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