A loan of $600 helped buy a tank of natural gas to install in his car.


Pedro Luis's story

Mr. Luís is 22 years old and studied only until high school. He lives in the Villa Méjico Area in the city of Cochabamba. He works as a taxi driver and lives with his parents in his grandmothers’ home.

He left his studies because his mother had some health problems (she had a hysterectomy and there were many expenses with her recuperation) and his father could not bear all the responsibility since he had to pay all of the medical expenses as well as providing food in the home and that is why Luís decided to leave his university studies as he was beginning his mechanical engineering degree.

Luís is a responsible person and from the moment he began to work as a driver and later, as time passed, he bought a car in a radio taxi company to have more security and customers as well as school pickup contracts or other services.

Thanks to Luís and his fathers’ help, his mother improved and now enjoys good health and she helps Luís by encouraging him to resume his university studies and begin his career now since she will feel very proud of him by seeing him fulfill his dreams.

Luís needs the loan to buy a tank of gas for his car to have more income and hopes in the future to finish his education and buy his mother a home since they still live in his grandmothers’ and that is not very comfortable for her.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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