A loan of $550 helped to have maintenance work carried out on his motorcycle taxi and to replace some parts.


Jorge Luis's story

Jorge Luis is 34 years old, single, and lives in his parents' home. The house has all basic services and is located in Chepén district, two hours from La Libertad department. The residents of this district work in farming, livestock raising and tourism.

Jorge Luis drives a motorcycle taxi (a mode of transport which is used for travelling short distances and holds a maximum of three people). He has been in this business for some years and carries out his work in the city in which he lives. He has some regular customers and, in spite of the competition that exists, he tries as hard as possible to transport as many passengers as he can. With the income from his work, he tries to cover his personal expenses.

Jorge Luis has requested a loan for 1,500 Peruvian soles from Edpyme Alternativa which he will use to have maintenance work carried out on his motorcycle taxi and to replace some parts as it is experiencing some problems. He needs to keep it in good condition so that he can continue providing a good service to his customers. This will allow him to make more profits so that he can improve his quality of life. Jorge Luis is a very responsible, hard-working man. He is known in his area for the good service that he provides to his customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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