A loan of $6,875 helped a member to buy parts and tools to service the motorbikes he repairs.

Dalias Group's story

Angel is 23 years old and comes from the community of San Felipe de los Alzati where the main source of employment is creating artisanal works out of clay and making Christmas Eve flowers. This is the first time that Angel has joined the Dalias group. He says that a friend of his mum saw that he was a reliable worker and knew that he wanted to invest in his business maintaining motorbikes, so she invited him to join. He says he learnt how to service and maintain motorbikes because a friend who had a workshop taught him how to do everything from when he was little. Apart from that, Angel has always liked motorbikes, so eight years ago he decided to start his own workshop since he got married and needed to support his family. Angel lives with his mum, who gave him a piece of land where he could set up his business. He says it is going well as he is putting a lot of effort into carrying out his repairs so that his customers will come back and recommend him.

He says that he is applying for a loan now to buy spare parts and tools that he needs for his motorcycles. He says that if he receives this loan his workshop will improve since a friend lends him tools but he wants to buy his own. He is grateful to those who have put their trust in him to give him this loan and he promises to make the most of it.

The other members of the group are Minerva, Rosalba, Leopoldo, Norma, Martina and Ana Laura. They used their loans for different businesses including a grocery store (in which the photo is taken), the purchase of second hand clothes to resell, mattresses, sheets, covers, quilts from a catalogue and material to make handcrafted garments.

In this group: Minerva, Norma, Rosalba, Leopoldo, Victor Angel, Martina, Ana Laura

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Grasso

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