A loan of $550 helped to purchase a new motorcycle rickshaw.

Jose Carlos's story

Jose Carlos is a family man. He is 32 years old and he lives together with his wife and their two young children in the Carlos Stein sector. It is a suburban region in of the Jose Leonardo Ortiz district, one of the most populous districts in the region and it is also one of the poorest regions.

For the past five years he has been providing transportation services to both passengers and cargo using a motorcycle rickshaw (it is a motorized vehicle that is made of a transformed motorcycle with an attached cabin). He provides service in the region and thanks to this business he is able to cover his family's expenses. Additionally he also works as a construction worker.

Jose Carlos has been saving money to purchase another motorcycle taxi. He's thinking of renting out this second unit to have an additional source of income. In order to complete the funds he needs he has approached Edpyme Alternativa (Kiva Field Partner) for a loan of 1500 nuevos soles.

Jose Carlos has been involved with Edpyme Alternativa in the past and he has been a good and responsible client. His greatest dream is to have a home of his own where he could live together with his wife and their son. Currently they live with his mother-in-law.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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