A loan of $775 helped purchase Parts and Pay for Shop.


Florentino's story

Florentino has been working for the past 20 years as a cart parts salesman and a mechanic. When he has the chance to buy broken-down cars, he does. He then fixes them up and sells them for a profit. All of his life he has worked to support his family. Today he feels proud to see his older sons. He is also responsible for paying for the education of his nine year old grandson. In addition he must provide for his wife and pay for the cost associated with their home. He dreams of opening a car parts store and operate it out of his house. Then he would be able to let go of the space that he presently rents and work out of his home.

(Translated by Alex and Jasmine of San Roque High School)

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jay Osborne



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