A loan of $1,125 helped to buy a motorcycle to transport himself and his tools to his clients' sites.

Orlando Edward's story

Orlando is a 40 year old man who lives in the city of Ica, Perú, a city known throughout Perú for the continual intensity of sun that accompanies its residents all year long. In this city that has developed economically in the last few years and that welcomes microentrepreneurs, we find the story of Orlando, a man who earns his living in construction.

Orlando is a man who works an average of 8 to 10 hours daily. During that time he provides different services to different clients. Over time, Orlando has successfully earned a good reputation through the recommendations his clients give to the people they know. He is certain that he has earned that good reputation through the excellent service that he gives to his clients.

With Kiva's help spreading the word about Orlando, he will be able to buy a motorcycle, which will allow him to easily transport himself and his tools to work. With the motorcycle he will have the mobility he needs daily. He knows that having his own transportation will allow him to work in areas that are further away and will allow him to get there easily. He believes that he will be able to increase his earnings. In a few months, Orlando wants to be able to formalize the services that he offers to his clients. With the new income he will earn, he hopes to fulfill his dream of buying himself his own small truck.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Erin Corcoran

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