A loan of $1,150 helped to buy work tools to make his workshop more productive and allow him to fill the orders of his customers.


Gilberto De Jesus's story

Gilberto is a person who, in spite of the adversities that life has presented to him, has had the fortitude to overcome them and continue to progress, together with his family. In the past, Gilberto had a mechanic's workshop with which he generated employment and through which he was able to offer his family a better quality of life. Nevertheless, because of violent conflicts in his community, he saw the need to move to another community, leaving all his work behind. With the passing of time, his community has improved the situation with regard to violence, and he was able to return again to his own home. There he has again set up his motorcycle workshop, where he also has a store where he sells parts, and thanks to this, he has re-established his business, his home, and the quality of life of his family. Thanks to the good quality of the products he sells and the repairs that he does in his shop, Gilberto is a well-known person, and this has permitted him to have very good sales. With the spirit to seek better productivity in his shop, Gilberto is looking for a loan that will make it possible for him to buy work tools that will make his shop more productive and allow him to fill all the orders of his customers. Gilberto hopes that in this way he can offer his customers better service and thus his sales will increase considerably. In addition, he hopes to be able to again generate jobs for the people most in need and thus impact the quality of life of many more people. Gilberto has the great dream of having a shop that is authorized by a well-known brand of motorcycles, and in this way he can have better accreditation.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry



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