Driving up the hill towards the village of Brinza, the most noticeable thing is a large gas station. Like most everywhere in the world, gas stations in Moldova are neat and modern looking, so it makes a good landmark and a convenient stop for motorists. All the activity is great for business at Ion’s auto repair station, located in a small building adjacent to the gas station’s entrance. Here he and his one employee offer wheel balancing and tire repair, as well as regular maintenance services. He has been a mechanic for seven years and easily assesses the needs of the vehicles that stop by. He needs a loan to purchase some newer equipment that will allow him to both work more efficiently and also to offer more services, including wheel alignments.