A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a welding machine, nuts, air filters and oil filters.


Manuel Mesias's story

Manuel is 27 years old, single, and has no children. He lives with some of his family in the city of Chimbo in the province of Bolívar.

Manuel works as a mechanic. He is requesting a loan to buy a welding machine, nuts, air filters and oil filters. With the help of the loan he will be able to buy what he needs for the workshop. He will make his purchases in Guaranda. His dream is to improve his standard of living. The challenges he faces are competition. In his free time he likes to play volleyball.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson



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