A loan of $1,000 helped to buy materials like cement, metal, and stones.

Anonymous's story

The client lives in the city of Guayaquil. He started two years ago with a small car wash. He started with help from his aunt who helped him financially. He did this because he needed an income in order to be able to support his family. Little by little, he was improving the services he provided. He was washing the cars that passed by the small place that he was able to rent for his washing services.

He currently works from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. every day. He charges $4.00 to wash each car, and he charges more for other than the basic wash. One of the difficulties that he has is that he is a PVVS (person living with HIV/AIDS). However, in spite of his illness, he is a very enterprising young man who wants to continue making progress.

He wants to use the loan to buy materials like cement, metal, and stones in order to build an oil change station at his car wash. This way he will provide his customers with better services.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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