A loan of $1,000 helped to buy automobile spare parts.

Jack Merlin's story

Jack, 57, lives in an urban zone in El Guasmo, so called because of a species of tree: Guazuma ulmifolia. El Guasmo is a low-income neighborhood which used to be a hacienda in Guayaquil. His wife’s a housewife and he has adult children. His activity is an auto repair shop.

He started a few years back and chose the activity of repairing cars because he learned how when he was still a little boy. The shop is open from 8am to 6pm.

With help from the loan he wants to buy more spare parts to sell and to use to repair his customers’ cars in order to increase profits. In the future, he’d like to expand his repair shop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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