A loan of $1,500 helped to pay for additional repairs to his auto repair shop.

Teofilo's story

Teofilo is married and has six children. He lives in his own home, which consists of two small rooms. The house is located in the District of Villa La Merced in the city of La Paz.

At the moment, he works more than 10 hours a day as a mechanic. Sometimes he leaves during the night to work on minor mechanical jobs. With what little income he earns, he is able to pay for expenses such as food and the cost of basic services for his family.

The loan he is requesting will be used for repairs to his auto repair shop. He wants to have more work space so that he can improve his earnings and service more vehicles that are in need of repairs or maintenance.

Teofilo dreams of expanding his shop by adding a shed so that he does not have to work in the open air where the sun or rain could slow down his work. This is the sixth time he has requested a loan from IMPRO, but the third time from Kiva.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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