A loan of $500 helped to buy parts.


Jose's story

Jose is 47 years old, married, and has three children who live with him in his own home. Jose sells auto parts such as spark plugs, chains, bearings, and other things. He also repairs vehicles, fixes engines, electrical systems, and other things. He does this work in a workshop at his home and has been doing this for many years. He gets help from his son, another helper, and an apprentice from a school. He says that this business is profitable because he only invested one time, buying necessary tools for fixing vehicles. He hopes to improve his workshop and add a lathe and grinder. This will be his fifth loan through Kiva and he's happy to be receiving financial support so that he can continue ahead. He will use the 1,300 PEN to buy parts such as spark plugs, chains, bearings, and other things.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes


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