A loan of $1,000 helped to buy cement and blocks.

Jimmy Anderson's story

28 year-old Jimmy has been an informal taxi driver in the streets of Guayaquil since his dad gave him a car and he decided to turn it into his business.

Jimmy lives in a peri-urban area called Perimetral. He has been working as an informal taxi driver so that he can have his own income and not have to be dependent. He works from 6.00am to 8.00pm every day, making journeys for between $1.00 and $15.00. This has enabled him to support himself.

As he lives in a place that is restructuring, he would like to use his loan to buy building materials such as cement, blocks and paint to improve his home since his house is made from brick. In the future, he would like to buy another car and have a family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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