A loan of $4,875 helped a member to pay for the maintenance of her taxis: changing oil, brake lining, and tires, and adjusting the engine.

Ahuehuete Group's story

The members of the group are continuing to carry out the same work as they have been. They are all grateful to Kiva and the Vision Fund (FRAC) for trusting in them; “We are thankful to you for helping us grow our business and support our families.”

Gina Rebeca is 39 and lives in a common-law marriage with her partner, who is a taxi driver. She is the mother of 3 children: 2 females, one of whom is married, and 1 male, who is also married. Gina Rebeca has requested the loan for maintenance on her taxis. She will adjust the engine of one and will service the other: changing the oil, brake lining, and tires. She started her work 16 years ago because some of her acquaintances invited her to be part of a group of taxi drivers, and it seemed like a good idea to her.

Her business is very important because it allows her to earn an income to purchase food, clothes, and shoes; in addition, it gives her the opportunity to save money. Gina Rebeca is known for offering her clients good service. This enterprising woman faces the increased cost of gasoline; nevertheless, she is very happy to receive the loan. With the loan, she will be able to adjust the engine of the taxi so it will be in good condition and can continue offering good service. Her hopes and dreams are that all her family can enjoy good health. She also hopes to continue working so that she can leave the taxi business to her children in the future.

In this group: Marina De Jesus , Gina Rebeca, Emilia, Esteban

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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