A loan of $575 helped to buy auto spare parts.

Carmen's story

Carmen, 30, is a humble, optimistic, very hardworking woman. She’s married to David, 32, with whom she has a 7-year-old daughter; they all live together in her own house.

Carmen works selling spare parts for all types of vehicles and also provides maintenance and service for mototaxis that are having mechanical problems. Thanks to the excellent work she does she’s considered one of the best in the business. They have many customers and she’s always recommended to others which generates security and economic stability since customer turnover is high every day. She does the work in a space they rented together and although it was a bit difficult at the beginning because of fear and doubts they felt, they didn’t become discouraged and today they continue forward hoping to continue growing.

What she likes best about her work is to see her customers feel happy when they see that their vehicles turn out in good condition and running perfectly, a satisfaction that she feels and shares herself since they also own two mototaxis.

This is her 7th Kiva loan and she’s grateful for the opportunity and for the trust placed in her to receive this financial support. She will use the requested 1,500 soles to buy spare parts and accessories for her shop like inner tubes, wheels, tires, bolts and oil, among others.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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