A loan of $775 helped to purchase a mototaxi.


Melchor's story

Melchor is 23 years old and lives with his wife and their three-year-old little boy, who is his pride and joy. Melchor says that he is the greates gift that God has given him, because ever since he was born, he has brought nothing but blessings to their home. He says its very hard to work every day, but that his son and wife deserve the effort, because seeing they are well makes him happy.

Their home is located in the city of Imperial, which is known for its warm weather as well as its agriculture, particularly cotton and plantains, among other crops. Through much effort and saving, Melchor purchased a mototaxi which he used for work daily. His wife supported him in the business selling preecooked products (beans, lima beans, lentils, and other parboiled ingredients). Unfortunately his vehicle's engine broke down and he had to sell it. Currently he works with a rental mototaxi. He works around 10 hours and he believes business is going well for him because he is very dedicated and kind to his customers.

Melchor is very grateful to Kiva lenders, because thanks to the help they have offered he will be able to purchase a used mototaxi so that he has a vehicle to keep working. This improvement will allow him to improve his income and relieve him of having to pay rent for his mobility. This way he will be able to keep fighting every day towards making his greatest dream come true: to give his son a good education and to become a great businessman.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis



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