A loan of $650 helped to buy supplies.

Santiago Felipe's story

Santiago managed to use his Kiva loan to repay the informal loans he had which had higher costs, and for this he appreciates the Kiva lenders. He says, “Thank you very much for the help. It has been a great help to me in getting my work done.” When Santiago received his previous loan, he bought more tools and tires for vehicles and bicycles, which allowed him to repair and do preventive maintenance on his customers’ cars, bicycles, and motorcycles. He is asking for a new Kiva loan to buy tires, locks, motorcycle tensors, chains, and spark plugs. These are the supplies that he uses the most in his shop and he needs to be prepared to satisfy his customer demand and generate greater revenue than normal.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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