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A loan of $775 helped to pay for mechanical work on his vehicle, and to equip the place he sells clothing.

Emerson's story

Emerson is 30 years old. He is an honest and very kind man who has always worked hard so that he can offer a better quality of life to his family. He lives with his partner Idaura, and they have a two-year-old son.

Currently he lives on a plece of land belonging to his mother-in-law, where they have provided him a space where, with much effort, he was able to build his house. Now he can enjoy living in it with his family. Emerson's day to day work is driving a mototaxi.

He carries on his work around the main streets of the city, seeking his casual passengers, whom he transports to their destination quite calmly, as he considers that the safety of his customers is the most important thing. In the same way, he always offers his cell number so that he can be contacted by some client who needs his transportation service.

His five years of experience and the quality of his work make him a key figure in his trade.

He also has a stand selling groceries in a market in the city, but business is unfortunately declining. That is why he now wants to sell clothing, because he considers it more profitable and wants to complement his work as a mototaxi operator in this way.

Although at the beginning things were not going very well, he says that that situation has changed and his income has multiplied, thanks to the recommendations of some of his customers to whom he provided his services.

Now he hopes to continue working as a mototaxi operator, and within a relatively short time, wishes to build up his clothes-selling stand.

This is his fourth loan with the MFP institution. That is why he is grateful to those who make possible this loan that will help him fulfill his objectives. Moreover, he says that he feels at ease with his communal bank, as he knows the members and considers them responsible and supportive people.

He will use the amount of 2,000 soles to repair his mototaxi so that it functions optimally. He will use the other part of the money to equip his clothes-selling shop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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