A loan of $500 helped to buy soldering equipment.

Jorge Efrain's story

Jorge is very dedicated to his work. He is 59 years old, married, and lives with his wife, a married daughter, and a 13-year old grandson who attends high school. As the mother of his grandson has to go out to work, Jorge is in charge of the boy.

He is a mechanic and employs his son in his machine shop. He deals in exhaust pipes, car springs, silencers, and wind screens. With the loan money Jorge plans to buy much-needed soldering equipment so he can provide his clients with better service. His income will be good enough for him to cover his family's expenses and the education of his grandson.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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