A loan of $1,825 helped to buy tools and equipment (spanners, hubcaps, screwdrivers, blocks, wire clipper, pincers, and more) and to buy spare parts in bulk (brakes, lights, spark plugs, rear view mirrors, accelerators, and more).


William's story

Thirty-nine-year-old William is a married peasant and a father to four children. He is a worker on a flower farm and also works as an independent farmer and raising cattle. However, with a desire to improve his household income, William has decided to partner-up with a good friend in order to open a garage. They will take advantage of the fact that they have premises which they can easily take on, and of the fact that William's friend is an experienced mechanic. The garage will be open all week but William will only work for the business at the weekend, due to his current work schedule. William is applying for this loan in order to buy tools and equipment (spanners, hubcaps, screwdrivers, blocks, wire clipper, pincers, and more) and to buy spare parts in bulk (brakes, lights, spark plugs, rear view mirrors, accelerators, and more). With all this William can start his own business, which will generate a new income to help support his family. William dreams of expanding his business so as to be completely independent and have financial stability that will allow him to offer his family better well-being and a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



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