A loan of $525 helped to buy motorcycle replacement parts to sell and to repair motorcycles.

Elder Omar's story

Elder Omar, age 24, is married and has a four year old son. He lives in the Mi Única Esperanza neighborhood in San Pedro Sula. Elder has over three years of experience repairing motorcycles. He used to work two days as an operator in a factory, and the other four days he worked in a motorcycle shop.

Over one year ago he decided to establish his own business in order to get improved income. He offers motorcycle repair services at customers’ homes, and he also works at his house and sells replacement parts. His customers are people who have routes (that is to say those who sell in an itinerant manner on motorcycles), private people, and employees of private companies. They contact him by telephone when they need his services.

The loan he requested previously helped him a lot to be supplied with work tools. His business has improved because he is also selling the replacement parts.

He is now requesting a second loan for 10,000 lempiras to stock up on motorcycle replacement parts to sell. He will buy things like saddles, gauges, rear view mirrors, chains, and sprockets, etc.

His dream is to continue growing in the business and providing good service. He will do this in order to get better income for his household and to give his family a better quality of life.

He is grateful for the opportunity and support he is being given.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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