A loan of $450 helped to buy replacement parts for his car.

Zolonides's story

Zolonides, 53, lives in his own home with his young daughter, Mónica, 20. They live together in a modest home located in a crowded neighborhood in the north part of the city.

Every day is a constant struggle to get ahead for this hard working man who has been a taxi driver for the last 10 years providing transportation services throughout the city.

He says the work is easygoing because he distracts himself quite a bit chatting with his fares although he prefers to work during the daytime because being a taxi driver at night can be dangerous. Besides, he likes to sleep at his regular times.

A few years ago he was separated and since then he and his daughter work together seeking progress. He assures us that his work generates steady income because he already has regular customers that call him frequently when they need transportation.

Because he is quite an enterprising man he plans to buy another car in the future and lease it out to generate better profits.

This is his first loan with MFP and he pledges to repay punctually because he doesn’t want to disappoint those who placed their trust in him and made funds available for him to continue progressing.

Zolonides plans to use the requested funds to change a few parts on his car that need maintenance. He will use part of the funds to refurbish one of the rooms in his house thus improving his quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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