A loan of $975 helped to renovate his tools and maintain equipment in his small tire repair and welding shop.

Mauro Julio's story

Mauro is a 33-year-old man who lives in the city of Pucallpa with his wife and 3 children whom he loves and who are his principal reason for living. He is a very likable, hard-working, and enthusiastic person and, alongside his wife, dedicates all his efforts to advancing his family. Lamentably, for lack of economic resources, and due to necessities, he has had to work from a very early age. Mauro was unable to study for the professional mechanic career he desired. In his spare time, he likes to cook a rich “Chicken Escabeche” to share with his family.

On his own initiative, with great effort and dedication, Mauro works in his small tire repair and welding business. He works every day for approximately 10 hours and believes that he is doing well, due to his experience and the kind treatment he offers others.

Mauro is very grateful to Kiva investors, since thanks to the help they offer, he will be able to renovate his tools and maintain his working equipment. In this manner, Mauro can continue offering his services, and, then, little by little, he wishes to achieve his grand dream of having a complete store and service center for vulcanization, welding, and selling replacement parts and lubricants.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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