A loan of $550 helped to buy parts and materials, like hard drives, memory, and power sources, among others.

Hector's story

Hector is 48 years old, lives in the city of Barranquilla, and has two children, ages 9 and 15. He has a business where he offers repair and assembly services for office equipment and domestic appliances. He learned this trade at 12 years old, when he frequented the workshop of his uncle, who did repair and maintenance on jukeboxes.

Later he learned this job technically in school, where he was trained as an electrical technician. When he finished these studies he began his own venture, doing repairs to recorders and sound equipment, then moving onto television sets. When he learned digital electronics he expanded his level of ability and continued with the maintenance and reparation of computers and microwaves.

Working at the same time as an employee in a company for six years complimented his training and experience. Although he actually offers these services to the company, he has gained new business clients from many companies who now know him and pay him for maintenance every 8 or 45 days. In reality he is planning a major growth of his company's infrastructure.

This is the reason why he is turning to the loan organization, his first financing through the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation. With the loan he will buy parts and materials, like hard drives, memory, and power sources, among other items necessary for the service he offers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaleigh Oleynik

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