A loan of $525 helped to buy spare parts wholesale (spark plugs, lights, brakes).

Jorge Alcides's story

Jorge is a vigorous and hard-working man of 39. He tends his own business, a mechanics workshop, and sells spare parts for vehicles. He learned this business while he was working as a driver of cars and trucks. He began by selling spare parts as a street vendor, carrying the products in a handcart through the various streets of the town. Little by little, he saved until he was able to rent the shop where his business is now located. In this way he has managed to support his three children and his wife.

The loan he has applied for will be a help to capitalize his business. With the money, he will buy wholesale spare parts (spark plugs, lights, brakes). This will allow him to offer better service to his customers, which will be reflected in the increase in his sales.

Jorge dreams of strengthening his business and achieving a greater profitability, which will allow him in the near future to open a branch of his workshop in another nearby town. This will give him a favorable economic stability in order to give his children an education and enjoy a better quality of life with his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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