ServLife Hope Fund Helps Sopole Start Own Tire Repair Business in Thailand

Sopole is from the Takaupa district of Phang Nga, Thailand. Prior to the tsunami in 2004, he was a vendor at the local market, selling homemade clothes his wife sewed. Having lost all of his equipment in the tsunami, he began working as an unpaid apprentice at a local gas station’s mechanic shop. He worked 48 hours per week for over twelve months without earning any money, while learning the skills of the trade. His friend and employer then allowed him to begin his own work in the mechanic shop, affirming that he had become a valuable asset to their shop. Without adequate funds to buy any machinery, however, he was unable to expand the business. Fortunately, Sopole had begun attending the Calvary Chapel church in Ban Nam Kem, along with his wife and young son. The Calvary Chapel staff told him about the ServLife Hope Fund, and so began the process of funding this new business. The ServLife Hope Fund helped to buy a large piece of machinery that has helped Sopole run a full service tire repair business and finally earn an income again.

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