A loan of $500 helped to purchase a natural gas tank for his automobile.

Santos Ruben's story

Mr. Santos Rubén is 54 years old and lives in the San Juan de Dios residential area west of the city. He has worked as a taxi driver for 15 years. He has four children who are dependent on him financially. In order to give their children a better lifestyle his wife had to leave the country because of financial hardship and now lives in Spain.

Ruben ran into problems eight years ago when his eldest son had a car accident, and they lost the car. When they almost lost their house his wife moved to Spain because Rubén was too ill to do so and couldn't have made it on his own.

He is requesting a loan to purchase a natural gas tank for his automobile. In this way he will be able get ahead since he is a hard-working, responsible person trying his best, together with his wife, to provide all they can for their children.

His daughter is studying Law at the university and his other daughters are in school. He wants to work hard to make sure they also can obtain a college degree and enjoy a better lifestyle.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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