A loan of $700 helped car maintenance and investing in a new business.


Cristian's story

Cristian is 51 years old, and lives in his own home with his wife, Cruz (52), and their 3 children: Mayra (18), Melissa (17), and José (14). He has been driving cars since he was very young, and for this reason 8 years ago he began working in public transportation by providing taxi service. He likes this job because he can work a schedule that is convenient to him since he has his own car. He does not like traffic during rush hour. On the other hand, this job allows him to interact with people, which is something that greatly pleases him, and he does not get bored. It is also very profitable because the money he earns allows him to provide a better quality of life for his family. In the future, Cristian wants to start a hardware shop in his home in order to have a calmer business than driving the taxi.


This is the third loan he has had with MFP, and he does not want to let his other group members down, and so he promises to be punctual in his loan payments. Cristian plans to invest the requested money in car maintenance and also to begin to buy merchandise for his future hardware store, as he wants to start it as soon as possible. He is also planning to sell his car someday to use that money to better stock his future business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Meinecke


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