A loan of $375 helped to buy tires, to buy tools, and to perform general maintenance on his moto taxi.


Gabino's story

Gabino is a 43 year old father. He has devoted himself to providing public transportation in his own “moto taxi” (three wheeled motorized vehicle). He was able to buy the taxi by saving a little money and, little by little, making the payments he needed to make.

Gabino always tries to spend quality time with his 19 year old son. He takes care of and supports his son by himself. This is due to the fact that his wife no longer lives with them because of some family problems.

Gabino has been doing this business activity for close to eight years. During these years he has learned, and he enjoys his work a lot. He always gets up very early in order to transport the people who need to go to their educational centers or to work. This allows him to earn the money he needs to bring food home.

He currently needs financial support to be able to buy tires, to buy tools, and to perform general maintenance on his moto taxi. It has some technical difficulties. Gabino is aware that this is his only form of income. That is why he wants to have it in good condition. He does not want to lack food in the coming months.

Gabino wants to get ahead and improve his son’s quality of life. This way, in the near future, his son will able to study for a professional career. Then Gabino will buy a new moto taxi because his is very old, and it is deteriorating.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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