A loan of $1,075 helped to buy replacement parts and lubricants for his business.

Dionisio's story

Dionisio is 40 years old and married to Rufina. They live together with their 4 children in their own wooden house. For 26 years now he has repaired small vehicles such as motorcycles, cargo cycles, and other similar vehicles. Dionisio took up this work because since very young, he has been an assistant in diverse shops where he acquired the necessary knowledge. With the passage of the years, he gradually become independent, in order to obtain better income for supporting his family.

At present, Dionisio rents a shop in a local market where his distinct customers can find him and where there are lots of such vehicles that require his labor. With the objective of obtaining better income, he has established within his workshop a small replacement parts store where customers can buy parts, permitting him to earn additional money parallel to his work as a mechanic.

This is Dionisio's 1st Kiva loan and he is grateful for the financial aid he is receiving to continue ahead. In addition, he promises to make his payments punctually. He wishes, on this occasion, to borrow 3,000 new sols for purchasing replacement parts and lubricants at wholesale to re-supply his business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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