A loan of $575 helped to carry out improvements to his house.


Luis Antonio's story

Luis, 30, is single. He lives with his mother, brothers and sisters in the Parcona district of Ica. He is a hard-working, enthusiastic man with a strong drive to get ahead. He would have liked to go to college but, sadly, he didn't have the resources for it. He had to pay the bills, so he went to work instead. If he hadn't had to work, he would have studied for a degree in Education. In his spare time, he likes walking the comfortable, familiar streets of his city and searching out the best pescado frito, a traditional dish. Luis operates a mototaxi business. He started the business with help from his mother, but he didn't have enough money to buy a mototaxi so he's had to rent one. He works 10 hours a day, more or less, and, on average, carries 40 passengers. He has a reliable base of customers because he provides a good service and treats everyone with respect and good cheer. Luis is grateful to you and other Kiva lenders because your loans will make it possible for him to improve his house. He wants to add a second bathroom and build a wall to enclose his patio. The investment will make the house safer and more comfortable for him and his family. For the future, he wants to buy a mototaxi of his own so that he can grow his business and, in turn, his income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman



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