A loan of $350 helped repair of his taxi.

Olindo's story

Olindo is a very active and hardworking man. He is 41 years old, is single, and lives in a rented home. He is very motivated to improve his life and to move forward.

To earn an income, he drives his taxi through the streets of Juliaca. He goes out everyday in search of people who wish to arrive quickly and securely at their destinations. His taxi is usually occupied, such that his ability (or luck as he calls it) to find passengers has made his business able to generate the income necessary to cover his expenses.

What he likes the best about his job is driving. He has 13 years of experience with this activity, and this experience has helped him to get to know each street, avenue, and ally of his city.

For the near future, he hopes to buy a new car and to put it to work as a taxi. Olindo considers the most difficult time to work the very early morning as he has to withstand the intense cold, which makes the nights much longer.

This is his first loan with MFP, and he knows that he needs to pay all of his installments on time and he is ready to do so. In his community bank, he is very responsible, as he doesn't want to cause trouble for the other members. The 1000 Peruvian Soles he seeks he will invest in the repair of some imperfections in his taxi, and therefore be able to offer better service to his clients.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michelle Harrison

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