A loan of $575 helped to make improvements to his motorcycle taxi.

Juan Carlos's story

Juan Carlos lives and works in Chincha, Peru. Chincha is named for the Chincha culture, celebrated for its advanced knowledge of agriculture and its maritime prowess. Today, Chincha is an incredible mix of cultures, with a large Afro-Peruvian culture, the remains of the indigenous past, and the influences of the Spanish empire. The city, along with other cities close to the Pacific coast, was damaged in 2001 and 2007, years when there were strong earthquakes, but it has endured, as it always has during the better part of its history.

Juan Carlos is married and has two children. He is a hardworking man who works all day with the goal of always giving his children the best. This is why, two years ago, he decided to start a public transportation business, with a motorcycle taxi, which currently allows him to give his little ones and his wife most of what they need daily.

With the loan of 1,500 PEN that he will receive thanks to the Kiva lenders, Juan Carlos will be able to make some improvements to his motorcycle taxi that he has needed to make for some time.

The income he gets after working as he does now, all day and resting between meals, will allow him to reach his goal, which is to manage to live in a better place and have more comforts in accordance with the income he gets. He also wants to give his children the legacy of a professional career so that they will not lack for anything when they are independent.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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