A loan of $500 helped to buy a pressure gauge and tools.

Felix Raul's story

Félix is 55 years old and is from Condega in the municipality of Estelí. He is married, is the father of three grown children, and has been working as a general mechanic for the past 13 years. He only went to school through his first year of secondary school, then began to work from a very young age in a mechanic's shop. After he had obtained sufficient experience and had mastered his trade, he decided to start running his own mechanic's shop out of his home. He feels satisfied with his business, which has generated a lot of income. This has been his first business, and he now counts upon the help of his eldest son.

He is applying for a loan to buy a pressure gauge and other tools such as wrenches, a hydraulic jack, nuts and bolts, etc. It would be of great help because with the purchase of such items he could complete his tasks on time and in good condition.

His future plans include acquiring more land to increase the size of his business in order to attract more customers, with the objective of creating more income. His goals are to buy more tools to improve the infrastructure of his business, and his desire is to have a better life and to improve his family's situation.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Maddox

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