A loan of $1,050 helped refurbish his car.


Roger's story

Roger is a likeable 47 year old gentleman. He lives with his family, which is comprised of his 44 year old wife, Gloria, and their daughters. Shirley is 22, and Gloria is 13. They live in a cozy house in a peaceful area to the south of the city of Lima.

He works as a taxi driver. He has his own car, which he works in all day, every day, and without rest. He has been doing this for 15 years because it is very profitable for him. Also, his experience has made him know which areas he should head towards and what type of person he should pick up. He has chosen to work during the day because it is safer.

Roger remembers his old job with nostalgia. He used to be a construction worker. After a time he was able to save money so that he could get a car. That is how he decided to be a taxi driver. Now he can work calmly and support his family without problems.

This enthusiastic taxi driver’s goal is to have a fleet of taxis where he would be the proprietor and the administrator. But, he knows that in order to reach this goal he has to put forth great effort and work with determination. He has already started to plan for the future because he plans to refurbish his current vehicle. He will also associate himself with his brother-in-law in order to buy a new car; the two of them will rent out the car.

Roger is a businessman. Therefore, he is very responsible with each one of his payments. He knows that even though this is his seventh loan with MFP, he needs to keep demonstrating responsibility. Also, he adds that he is punctual because the only people who triumph are this way. He plans to use the money he is asking for to refurbish his vehicle in order to be able to work peacefully and offer security to the different passengers that he transports day to day.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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