A loan of $925 helped purchase motorcycle parts to keep in stock.

Jorge's story

Jorge T. P. is 36 years old and lives in the neighborhood of Nuevo Milenio in the city of Soledad, which is situated in the Department of Atlántico. He and his wife have three children between the ages of 4 and 12, all of whom attend school. Out of his own initiative, he started a motorcycle repair and maintenance shop. Jorge at one time trained with SENA (the National Learning Service) in a motorcycle mechanics program. Since then, his business has grown and his customers know him for his honesty and the quality of service he provides in his shop.

Jorge has received four loans with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, which were invested in making improvements to both his home and his shop. Working as a mechanic, he has managed to support his family and overcome many obstacles in his life. He now hopes to obtain a loan valued at 1,800,000 COP in order to purchase inventory such as spark plugs, tires, rims, cables, screws, clamps, and other replacement parts needed to repair his customers’ motorcycles.

His immediate dreams are for his micro-business to be better positioned and to see his children become successful professionals and good people. His most crucial challenge is innovating some of his processes so that he can become more successful. Since he lives in a neighborhood within the city of Soledad, he has customers from all socioeconomic levels and from many of the surrounding communities where the primary mode of transportation is the motorcycle. Jorge’s business is frequently visited by the owners and drivers of these vehicles that are in need of service.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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