A loan of $575 helped to perform general maintenance on his vehicle, and to repair the engine.

Edwin Jesus's story

Franco is a young 21-year-old man who lives in the city of Ica. Ica is known for its warm climate as well as for its agriculture, especially the cultivation of asparagus, cotton, and paprika, among others. Ica has popular tourist attractions like the Huacachina Lagoon, and its inhabitants are very nice people.

Franco is a young man who learned to earn his living by the sweat of his brow from the time he was little, because his parents didn't have much in the way of economic resources and he needed to help out.

Day after day, Franco works as a taxi driver and helps out with the household expenses. He works around ten hours per day and he can serve up to twenty customers a day. He believes that he is doing well in his work because he is very pleasant with his customers and above all because he is a very careful driver.

Franco is very grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the help that they have offered him, he will be able to carry out general maintenance on his vehicle, as well as to take out the engine to repair it since he has been having continual breakdowns. With this improvement, he will be able to have a vehicle that is in good condition, with greater security. He will be abe to keep working very hard to make his greatest dream into a reality: "to buy a new car and have a big business."

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey

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