A loan of $1,200 helped to buy a new truck bed.

Leonidas Del Carmen's story

Leónidas continues working on his own because both his taxi and his truck provide public service; this has been his source of support for many years. His wife still works as a receptionist and always helps him cover basic household expenses. Of his seven children, only two are still in school; the others are married adults and one of them works with him with the taxi and another with the truck.

He is contracted to work for the Kinder and Unilever firms and also for a hardware store; they pay him by the trip. His difficulty the last few weeks has been that the truck bed is in poor condition due to the years of use it’s had and, because he’s responsible, he’s taken the truck out of service.

The loan, therefore, will be used to negotiate a larger truck bed that he hopes will make it possible for him to continue providing trips in good condition thus satisfying customers and meeting his personal needs.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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