A loan of $375 helped to buy an industrial sewing machine.

Jose Manuel's story

José, 22, is a young man who has learned to fight and get ahead together with his mother, whom he loves and for whom he is ready to do everything to make her happy.

Currently José works as a motorcycle taxi driver. He has to get up very early every day with the goal of finding his customers on time in the busiest areas, because they are driven to school or to work. But this is not the only job José does; he also works sewing by hand with his mother, because she always has a lot of garments to sew.

With a little bit of help, José wants to be able to make his mother's work easier for her. This is why he wants to be able to buy an industrial sewing machine. José knows that with this new machine his mother no longer will need to be sewing all day. He will be able to make her work easier for her and allow her to serve many more customers in less time.

José considers his mother to be his source of motivation and inspiration. He knows that the income he has with his mother will improve because he will be able to spend more time on the motorcycle and his mother will have a lighter job. He wants to be able to buy himself a new motorcycle taxi in a few months. In this way his income will increase and he will be able to live much better.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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