A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a motorbike to use it as a taxi.

Mario Clemente's story

Mario is very hardworking person according to his neighbors, he lives with his common law partner and has four children, he rents a room in Ivirgarzama, each day he goes to work from 5 AM to 11 PM, depending on how time gets in the way. The motorbike taxi transporting association called "August 2nd", to which he has belonged to for 15 years, it has different stops areas where people go to request taxi service, the day when he is the busiest is Sunday, because it's a holiday and a lot of people go by his area, this is a good day for income, to get started with this activity he bought a used motorbike which he now wants to replace for a new one that will give him less problems, for this reason, he came to our office to request a loan, this will help him have less expenses because he won't need to go to the repair shop which was reducing his income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofia Burt

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