Total loan: $1,000

Jose Manuel

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Guayaquil (Guasmo), Guayas, Ecuador / Housing

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A loan helped to buy cement, paint, and cinder blocks.

Jose Manuel's story

José is 31 years old. He provides a transportation service in the Perimetral area, with his "tricimoto" [a motorbike with a cart in back for passengers]. He lives in this same peri-urban zone, in the "Nigeria" sector. He invested his savings in his tricimoto, and has been doing this work for two years already. He gets up every day at 6:30 in the morning to work on his tricimoto until 10:00 p.m. The passage he charges is $0.25 ctv. He wants to use this loan to pay for renovations to his house, with cement, paint, and cinder blocks. In the future, he hopes to build his entire house and to form a family with children and a wife.

Translated from Spanish by Katie Kavanagh, Kiva Volunteer