A loan of $1,150 helped to buy a motorcycle taxi.

Juan Manuel's story

Juan is 21 years old, he is single and lives in the city of Ica. He is a very friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic person who is very keen to get ahead. Unfortunately Juan was not able to study a career in mechanical engineering as he had hoped, but he dreams of being able to do so very soon. In his free time, he seeks out small jobs, and sometimes cooks a delicious dish of Carapulcra con sopa seca to share with his family.

With a lot of hard work, enthusiasm, and thanks to the support of his family, Juan works as a motorcycle taxi driver. He has his own motorcycle taxi which is his main business tool. Juan starts his work in the early hours of the morning every day, going around the streets of the city searching for passengers. On average, Juan can work 12 hours a day, and he thinks that it is going well thanks to his dedication and the friendly treatment he offers his customers.

Juan is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, as thanks to the help that has been given he will be able to buy a motorcycle taxi in order to expand his business. In this way, Juan can continue working and he hopes to increase his financial income, which will be very useful to him so that in the not-so-distant future he can fulfill his dream of being a good professional and have his own business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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