A loan of $625 helped to purchase materials such as wire, spark plugs, circuit boards and other spare parts.


Osval's story

Osval is 34 years old and has a small shop in his home where he repairs car and motorcycle engines. He got the idea for this business when he became disabled following an accident while working as an employee for another business performing this type of work. He has faced this challenge decisively, with love and courage; these attributes led him start his own business venture.

This is how he came to offer his services to the community. He also offers other services, such as repairing washing machines and microwave ovens; he does these things out of the small shop in his home. His goal is to have a larger, more comfortable shop of his own. Currently, his greatest challenge is having enough working capital to stock his shop with all the parts he needs in order to do his job.

This is his reason for seeking a Kiva loan, which will be his first loan from the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation. With the loan proceeds he will purchase materials such as wire, spark plugs, circuit boards and other spare parts so that he can perform his work more effectively. This is what Osval's customers want, and what he needs to give them, since they are the reason his business exists. This business is what allows him to support himself financially.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert



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