A loan of $1,000 helped to buy an engine and upgrade the interior of her taxi.


Amalia's story

Señora Amalia works as a taxi-trufi (collective taxi van) driver. She needs a loan to buy a new engine and pay for the maintenance of her vehicle which she uses daily. The money she earns goes towards food for her two small children.

Being a female taxi-driver has never been a barrier for Amalia; on the contrary she is proud to be a woman in a job which is usually considered for men only. She had to get past all the put-downs and jokes of her male colleagues, but she is a strong woman and knew how to come out ahead.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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