A loan of $1,425 helped to buy motor oil for cars and motorcycles; to buy keys and various tools; and to fix the roof of his workshop.


Juan Carlos's story

Juan Carlos lives with his partner in San Jacinto, where he dedicates himself to offering automotive services in a workshop located next to his home. This line of work is a family tradition -- he inherited it from his deceased father and he depends on it financially. He is currently applying for his third loan from Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, an organization that has helped him expand his workshop, own his own house, and make various repairs. His future goal is to have modern machinery, to be able to offer additional services, and to generate jobs so that others can have access to an income to live on. He is currently requesting a "credikiva" to buy motor oil for cars and motorcycles; to buy keys and various tools; and to fix the roof of his workshop. His investment will be successful because Juan Carlos will get a discount by buying materials in a higher volume, thereby decreasing the cost of his services. His work will be more effective with adequate tools and protection from the rain, which can cause dangerous problems with his electrical operations. On top of that, Juan Carlos takes great pleasure in his work. The quality of his work and his dedication to service are the way he maintains his clientele.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katie Kavanagh



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