A loan of $575 helped to invest in the maintenance of his motorcycle and to purchase fertilizer for his crop.

Oswaldo's story

Oswaldo is 44 years old, single, without dependent children and lives in his own house. It is mentioned that the quality of life in the community is for subsistence, the majority of inhabitants are self-employed workers who are engaged in the commerce, agriculture and livestock.

Oswaldo lives in his own house, which is located in the small town of Somate Alto in Tambogrande´s district, department of Piura. His house has electricity. It is also mentioned that in the district approximately 120 families live under the similar conditions.

Oswaldo makes a living driving his moto taxi between Zonas de Somate Alto y Tambogrande. Moreover, he provides internet services (owns three internet cubicles), which are open during the afternoons. These generate revenues to cover his own expenses.

It is important to mention that in the transportation field, Oswaldo has five years of experience, which has allowed him to maintain an already established clientele.

In addition, Oswaldo also makes a living farming. He has a Lemon crop. Currently, Oswaldo is requesting to EDPYME Alternativa a new loan for 1,500 New Soles for the maintenance of his vehicle and for the purchase of fertilizer for his lemon crop because it is a very profitable activity in the area, which in time will allow him to improve his family´s standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alberto Jaramillo

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