A loan of $800 helped to buy tires and to pay for a natural gas conversion for his taxi.

Edgar's story

Edgar is married and has three children who are of school age. He lives at his parents’ house where he and his family occupy two rooms. The house is located in the District of El Tejar in the city of La Paz.

Edgar currently works as a taxi driver for more than 10 hours each day. He works until the late hours of the evening so that he can cover the cost of education, food, and basic services for his family. The loan he is requesting is for vehicle maintenance since his taxi is the only source of income that he has to support his family. With this loan, he will buy tires and pay for a natural gas conversion. This will save a little bit of money since the cost of natural gas is less than that of gasoline.

Edgar dreams of improving his income so that he can acquire an “anticrético” rental property, but his savings are insufficient at the moment. He wants his family to be more comfortable and have a better quality of life. This is the third time he has requested a loan from IMPRO and Kiva.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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