A loan of $550 helped repair and maintenance expenses for a motorcycle taxi.

Felicita Hermenegilda's story

Felícita is a 51 year old wife and mother who lives with her husband and children in Olmos district. The is the largest district in the region. It is made up of various communities that are far apart from one another and belongs to the Lambayeque province. It is located an hour and forty-five minutes from the city of Chiclayo.

For three years, she has been offering a cargo and passenger transportation service in a motorcycle taxi (a motorized vehicle that consists of a motorcylce with a cabin attached). As the owner, she rents it out so that it can work the routes that link Olmos to different communities. This activity constitutes an important income source for her family.

The continuous use of this vehicle and the poor condition of the roads in the area have caused the motorcyle taxi to undergo some serious problems that require some urgent repair to guarantee its correct use. That is why she has asked Edpyme Alternativa for a loan of 1500 nuevos soles that will help her acheive her goal.

Felicita is a responsible and hardworking woman. Her greatest wish is to keep working to acquire one more vehicle with which she can make more income that will help her get her family ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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