A loan of $325 helped to maintain and repair his vehicle.

Silvestre Giovanni's story

Silvestre is a 28-year-old young man. He lives in the hot and welcoming city of Ica, along with his spouse and their children, whom he loves very much and for whom he fights every day in order to bring them a dignified life, and above all to bring them the kinds of opportunities that he never had. Silvestre has worked since he was very young because of the limited economic resources of his parents. Because of this, he was only able to study until the fifth grade of secondary school, but he would have liked to have a career in mechanical engineering.

Day to day, Silvestre works as a chauffeur of a taxi. He works about 10 hours per day, since this is his only work and with it he can pay the bills of his family if he works hard. He believes that he is successful because he is very friendly with his clients and above all because he works hard to give his best every day.

Silvestre is very thankful for the Kiva loans, since, thanks to the support that they have brought, he has been able to maintain his vehicle, which makes driving safer, and his clients have more confidence in asking for his services. This way, he has been able to increase his income and continue fighting for his biggest dream: giving a good education to his son and buy another car for work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Daniel Lemon

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