A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase spare engine parts and to pay for repair services.

Pedro Luis's story

Pedro Luis is 23 years old. He lives in his parents' house in the southern area of the town of Cochabamba. He uses his own vehicle to work as a radio taxi for a local company. He studies in an institute for a career as an auto mechanic technician, and he pays for his own studies. For that purpose he works everyday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and then he goes to his classes. Pedro had to quit transportation last year, because his mother became ill. Luis and his father worked in shifts during the day and night, and he says that, thank God, his mother got better and now she's working as usual. He requests the loan in order to fix the engine in his vehicle so that he doesn't have any problems finishing his taxi rides. In the previous cycle he got a loan for purchasing gas for his vehicle. Luis is a responsible person and has always repaid without problems.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff

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