A loan of $375 helped wholesale purchase of tires for retail sale.


Valentín's story

Valentín is 65 years old. He is married to Nimia Meza, 63, who is a seamstress and helps support the family financially. They have three children, all adults. Two of the children are professionals, and one is at school. They live in their own house. Valentín began by helping his father, from whom he learned the job. For 40 years he has been working for himself. Currently, he is working with a nephew whom he pays while teaching him the job. His tire shop has a good location next to an international route and a service station. These days the number of vehicles and motorcycles in the area has increased, giving him a lot of work. He is also well-known for quality of service, and for this reason his tire shop is very busy. He needs the loan to buy tires.

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