A loan of $1,000 helped purchase carburetor and auto parts.

Manuel Yimmy's story

Manuel C. is a 52-year-old man who lives in a peri-urban zone of Guayaquil. His house is made of cement and has basic utilities. His wife is a hospital administrator. They have three children ages 20, 22, and 18.

He started his business 8 years ago, using his retirement money to purchase a pick-up truck. However, due to his family's lack of funds, he had to use the truck to provide courier services, delivering packages to people.

He is currently working every day, delivering cargo or merchandise to people from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. The rainy season is one of the biggest factors that gets in the way of his working normally.

He needs this loan to repair his truck and to be able to purchase a carburetor because he cannot work as usual under the rain. In the future, he would like to obtain another truck so that he can increase his income and ensure his family's future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian

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