A loan of $925 helped purchase the documents he needs to be in good standing with the police as well as parts for his vehicle..


Cristian's story

Cristian is 21 years old and is a very hard-working young man. He is single and lives in his grandparent's house. They raised him from a young boy and gave him his education. He also helps his grandparents with the household expenses. Cristian's job consists of leaving very early in the morning and going to the city to look for passengers that need transportation from one place to another, either to their workplace or to school. He does this on the streets of the city. He has been working alone at this job for almost 7 years. He started with his uncle's mototaxi [motorcycle taxi] and now he has his own vehicle. What he like most about this job is that he can make his own schedule which allows him to work on finishing his technical nursing degree at a national institute in the city. What he doesn't like is that he gets burned out in addition to having kidney problems. He hopes to earn his degree so that he can start working in the profession he has studied for.

This is his sixth loan with the institution and he hopes to be able to continue working . He would like to mention that working with a group has been good as all are very responsible. With the loan of 2500 soles [Peruvian currency] he will purchase the documents he needs to be in good standing with the police as well as some parts for his car.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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