A loan of $650 helped to buy lubricating oil for his workshop and later resale.

Silvio's story

Señor Silvio, aged 60, is married and lives in the city of Villarrica. He told us that he runs a vehicle repair shop in Villarrica and is well known because he has served his customers for ages. He studied and worked in his profession in Buenos Aires, then came back to Paraguay and opened his own Automobile Mechanic Workshop. Thanks to his good service his workshop has secured several contracts with institutions and he performs repair and maintenance services for their cars. Silvio says that he has always worked and that he does it to give his family its daily bread. Despite being an elderly person he wants to continue helping at home.

Silvio applies for the loan to buy lubricating oil, which is much needed in his workshop. He is grateful to Kiva and the microfinance institution Fundación Paraguaya for the provided opportunity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Robert Mouris

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