A loan of $1,000 helped for cement, paint and concrete blocks.

Jose's story

José, 63, is a taxi driver. He has two children and they live in an urban zone called “Suburbio” which is notable because most of its residents are informal merchants.

When he retired he had to buy a taxi in order to meet family expenses. His job consists in traveling throughout all of Guayaquil’s streets. He works easy schedules from 7am until 6pm so that he can spend time with his family. He wants to continue working in order to meet his family’s economic needs.

He wants to use the loan to buy building materials and supplies like cement, concrete blocks and paint to build an apartment in his house to rent out so that he can have additional income if he were to become ill. In the future he’d like to make home improvements.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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