A loan of $1,425 helped to buy tools and lubricant at a greater volume..


Yan Carlos's story

Yan, who is 26 years old, is very satisfied with his last Kiva loan because he was able to buy raw materials, like lubricant and work tools, with which he improved the efficacy of his tire shop. Now he offers better service and more competitive prices.

Right now he is applying for a new Kiva loan with which he will buy tools and lubricant at a higher volume, to be able to get better prices and to continue giving good service, and finally to be able to earn more. His message to the Kiva lenders is the following: “Thank you for all the help and your unconditional collaboration with small businessmen like me, who want to keep growing and contributing to the economy of my country, Colombia. I wish you blessings and happiness from the bottom of my heart.”

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaleigh Oleynik



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