A loan of $600 helped to buy used tires for his workshop.

Buena Ventura's story

Señor Buena is 45 years old. He is married to Señora Sergia, aged 51. They live in their own home and have two children.

He has had a tire shop for more than five years, and his wife works in handicrafts making bedspreads that she then sells in the areas. Buena is a very self-sacrificing man, and his tire shop is 2 km from him home. Previously he worked buying and selling materials for making bedspreads.

At first, Buena just bought tools and initially ran his tire shop from home until he had sufficient capital. He then brought used tires from the capital and set up in strategic premises next to a gas station on a main international highway entering the city. Today he has an established customer base founded on his good service and the good quality of his work.

He is requesting the loan for the purchase of used tires with which he can stock up, and so meet his customers' needs.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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