A loan of $575 helped to purchase of a set of tires, front doors and an awning for his motorcycle-taxi.

Hector Luis's story

Héctor, 24, lives in the city of Ica with his partner and young one-year-old child, who are his reason and primary motive for continuing to work and get ahead in life. In his free time he likes to play soccer with his neighbors and friends and on occasion he prepares scrumptious tallarines rojos (spaghetti with tomato sauce) to share with his family. Unfortunately due to lack of resources he was not able to go to university, but he dreams of doing it some day.

From a very early age Héctor has done a variety of work. He has always been very hardworking, enthusiastic and with great desire to overcome. Currently he works as a driver with his own motorcycle-taxi. He works approximately 12 hours a day during which time he can serve up to 50 customers. He believes that his business is going well owing to the respectful, friendly treatment he offers to his customers.

Héctor is very grateful to the Kiva lenders since, thanks to their help, he will be able to purchase a set of tires, front doors and an awning for his motorcycle-taxi. In this way Héctor will be able to have an vehicle which is outfitted and in good shape with which he hopes to be able to increase his customer base and grow his earnings. Gradually, in the not too distant future, he hopes to be able to acquire another motorcycle-taxi in order to expand his business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts

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