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Rene Silveria R. is 44 years old, married, and lives in the Pacata Alta area in the Cercado province in the department of Cochabamba.

He works driving a fixed route taxi from the city of Cochabamba to Pacata Alta. He drives his own car. In order to be an official part of the fixed route taxi line, he has to purchase a share. He doesn't have one right now, so he has to pay daily rent for a share in his taxi route.

Rene and his son take turns driving. He leaves at 4:00am and works continuously until 3:00pm when they switch shifts. After his son finishes classes at the technical institute, he drives until 1:00am.

Rene has always had a difficult life with many sacrifices, but he has also received many rewards. He has been able to buy his own car and give his wife peace of mind.

Now he would like to take advantage of the opportunity to purchase a share in the fixed route taxi line where he works so he can earn more income.
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El señor Silveria R. Rene, tiene 44 años se encuentra casado, vive en la zona de Pacata Alta de la provincia Cercado del Departamento de Cochabamba.

Se dedica al servicio de taxi trufi con rutas de la ciudad de Cochabamba a Pacata Alta, cuenta con una ruta fija y trabaja con su vehículo propio pero para formar parte de la línea de taxi trufis debe comprar una acción y como el Sr. Rene no tenía esta acción paga alquileres diarios por la acción de una línea.

El señor Rene trabaja con la ayuda de su hijo haciendo turnos, de ese modo sale desde las 4 de la mañana y trabaja de forma continua hasta las 3 de la tarde en ese momento realiza el cambio de turno con su hijo quien después de sus clases en un instituto técnico empieza a trabajar hasta la 1 de la madrugada.

El señor Rene siempre ha tenido una vida muy sacrificada pero ha recibido así también muchas gratificaciones ha logrado comprarse su vehículo propio, pude darle a su esposa más tranquilidad.

Ahora desea aprovechar la oportunidad de que puede comprar una acción en la línea de taxi trufis donde trabaja y obtener más ingresos.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 136
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  • $32,164,750
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Rene purchase a share on a fixed route taxi line.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2010
Dec 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2013