A loan of $1,150 helped to buy equiment for his auto repair business.

Oscar Benavide's story

Oscar, 50, is happily married. He lives in the city of Pisco wih his wife. He has always ben a happy, hard-working person, dedicated to the needs of his famly. Oscar has 2 grown children, both married with children of their own. Oscar dearly loves his grandchildren and wants to help his children support and educate them.
Oscar started his small auto repair business, with help from his family, 6 years ago. He operates the business in a rented space. He works about 10 hours a day and sees an average of 10 customers. He says that the business is successful because he provides a good service and many of his customers are referrals from other customers.
Oscar wants to thank Kiva lenders because he will be able to use this loan to buy the tools he needs--an air compressor, an electric drill, a hydraulic jack, a toolbox, etc.--to operate his business. The investment will allow him to provide the best possible service to his customers and, in turn, increase his income and his family's quality of life. For he future, he wants to provide a better future for his family and, in the not too distant future, buy a workshp of his own.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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