A loan of $1,025 helped to buy tires, pay vehicle registration fees and maintain his taxi.


Jose Andres's story

Andrés is married and lives in the city of Tulcán, near the border between Ecuador and Colombia. He is known as a very responsible and hard working person. Some years ago, he started to offer transportation services. Thanks to his good work, he was able to go forward with his family and to cover his household expenses and costs for his children's education.

Andrés requests the loan to invest in buying tires, pay vehicle registration fees and maintain and make improvements to his vehicle. This will allow him to offer better service to his clients and to continue covering the household expenses.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Avni Shah


This loan is special because:

It focuses on the poorest one-fifth of the population with no access to financial services.



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