A loan of $950 helped to buy a second hand car.

Jose Luis's story

Jose is 32 years old and he and his wife have three wonderful children, ages 9 and 6 years and 7 months. They are the loves of their lives. Their home is located in the Santiago district, characterized for hosting various export farming companies that provide many jobs and raise cotton, asparagus, and grapes. When he has some free time he likes to go to the country where he has a small parcel where he raises various products which he sells during the harvest season. He also enjoys eating one of his favorite dishes, chicken and rice with huancaina potatoes. It’s delicious and he could eat this dish every day. He only has a junior high school education but he would have liked to study auto repair since he fixes cars.

Jose goes out to work enthusiastically as a taxi driver each day. He works around 10 hours a day and can serve up to 20 customers daily. He believes that he’s doing well in his business because he’s friendly and courteous with his customers.

Jose is very grateful for the Kiva loans and thanks to the help he’s received, he can begin working on buying a second hand car, which will allow him to realize his greatest goal, “To add a second story to his home.”

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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