A loan of $1,000 helped for replacement parts, cement and sand.


Jorge Fabian's story

Jorge, 29, is an informal taxi driver. He lives beside Guayaquil’s estuary in a cane stalk house located along Guayaquil’s beltway.

Since he was a little boy he enjoyed riding in private automobiles and with help from his father he was able to buy a car to turn into an informal taxi to support his wife and two children who are 2 and 4 years of age. He currently works from 7am until 10pm driving along all of Guayaquil’s streets. One of the inconveniences has to do with working at night because of the very high crime rate.

To continue working in his car he needs to buy some replacement parts and the other part of the loan will be used to buy cement, sand and gravel to improve his house’s construction because it’s made from cane stalks. In the future he’d like to have a house located somewhere else because they currently live alongside the estuary and he fears it might collapse.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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