A loan of $1,000 helped to buy paint, cement and blocks.


Luis Alfredo's story

Luis is 42 years old. He used to work for Autolasa, a company that repairs and fixes cars. He left his job with the experience he needed to start his own business. With his dad's help, he set up his own auto repair shop as he had experience in the business.

Luis lives in an urban area and he has gradually increased his customer base over the years. He works, with his dad's help, from very early in the morning. When he has a lot of demand he is also helped by other employees. He charges for each vehicle, depending on the collision, from $150 to $300. To continue with his business and in order to provide his children and wife with a better life, he would like to use this loan to buy paint, cement and blocks so that he can remodel his workshop to make it bigger. In the future, he would like to improve his service, expanding his business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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