A loan of $725 helped spare tyres and vehicle maintenance.

Jose Tomas's story

Don José is the father of three children and is 46 years old. He has worked providing a transport service for many years. Before that he used to sell used clothing but he took the initiative to change his line of work since the sale of used clothing was not a profitable business. He has a vehicle which he was able to purchase through loans, and he uses it to earn a living from day to day.

There are days where there is not much call for his services and he doesn’t earn much. The most difficult times are when his vehicle is damaged and he has to use his savings to repair it.

With this loan he will put his vehicle through a maintenance check so he can provide a satisfactory transport service for his clients and continue working for his family’s well being.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Grasso

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