A loan of $375 helped to by lubricants and spare parts for his business.


Juan's story

32-year-old Juan has a small daughter with whom he lives in his parents' house. Juan has a mechanic's shop that he opened in his own home 15 years ago. He says that in those times he was very sought-after because there were no other auto-repair places nearby and he was the only one who had the knowledge to do that work. That's how he began to grow his business and to have lots of customers. Although he now has some competitors, they don't take away any of his income because he is very good. He also has lubricants and spare parts for his clients. "That is the difference between me and the others. I provide a complete service," he explains.

This is Juan's first loan with Kiva, and he feels grateful for the financial support that he is receiving so that he can keep making progress. He will invest the 1,000 PEN in the purchase of lubricants and spare parts to stock his business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey


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