A loan of $1,125 helped to buy accessories for her vehicle and to pay for general maintenance.

Luz Maria's story

Luz is a woman who is 46 years old and lives in the city of Pisco, which is known for its beautiful beaches and warm climate. Many years ago, due to various circumstances, Luz made the decision to separate from her partner. Since then, she has been completely devoted to her two children. Thanks to her efforts, she has been able to move forward. Her children are now adults and have their own families.

With an enterprising spirit and great enthusiasm, Luz has been providing taxi services for the past four years. On a few occasions, she rents out her vehicle to other drivers. She enjoys what she does and has worked in a number of jobs since she was a young woman. Despite her age, Luz still feels the need to be a useful, hardworking, and persevering individual.

Luz is glad to know that the Kiva lenders are out there. Thanks to the support that they will provide, she will be able to pay for general maintenance and also buy accessories for her vehicle. This will help her have a car that is in better condition, thus allowing her to provide better service to her customers and giving her a chance to earn more income. Over time, she hopes to completely finish the construction of her home so that she can rent out rooms. The additional income will improve the quality of life for her beloved mother who is under her care.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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