A loan of $1,050 helped to buy parts and a pump.

Angel Francisco's story

Angel lives in Libertad with his family - he lives with his parents as he has not yet had the possibility to get his own home. His neighborhood has all the basic services but it does not have paved roads at the moment. Angel has a small motorcycle and bicycle repair shop, and he tells us that he has many clients because there are very few people who currently do this kind of work. He has learned how to be a mechanic from a young age by helping his father, who taught him not only how to repair but also about the kind of treatment that he should give to his clients. A little while ago he decided to find his own path as he was starting a family and he needed to improve his income. He tells us that now he works from Monday through Sunday, from 8 in the morning until 7 at night, and he is able to work these hours because the shop is located next to his home. Angel tells us that he hopes to not face any further competition in this sector because things are going well and he is generating enough income for his family. With this loan, he will buy parts and a pump to improve tire repairs. He also tells us that his wife Angela works in the sale of products by catalog, and by doing so she helps him with their income. They have three children who are 5, 4, and 2 years old, and who are students in public school.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaitlyn Godfrey

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