A loan of $1,000 helped purchase car parts.


Renan Alonso's story

Renan is 40 years old and works as a gypsy cab driver. He lives with his wife and two children, ages 2 and 4, in an urban area called Guasmo, which is mostly inhabited by merchants.

For a lack of opportunities, he bought a car to convert into a gypsy cab and support his wife and two children. He currently works until 7:00am, driving through all of the streets of Guayaquil. He charges between $1 and $10 per trip. One of the inconvenient things about working at night is the high level of crime.

With this loan, he would like to purchase parts for his car. In the future he would like to buy another taxi to earn more income and give his children a better life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd



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