A loan of $300 helped to buy a soldering iron and other things to help his appliance repair business.

Jose Gilberto's story

José has his own business where he repairs refrigerators, dishwashers, and air conditioning. He lives with his common-law wife and has no family abroad.

He learned his trade because he worked as an employee for a time, then decided to become independent 10 years ago. Since that time, he tends to his business from 8:00am-5:00pm, or depending upon demand. The loan will allow him to purchase a soldering iron and other electronic apparatuses.

The investment will help him to increase the demand of his clients since he depends upon necessary tools for his work. His objective is to buy his own house, build a workshop and work with his own money.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Daniel Lemon

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