A loan of $600 helped to replace the engine of his taxi.

Ruben Dario's story

Rubén lives in Sacaba, one of the provincial districts in the city of Cochabamba. He is married to Sra. Paola and they have three daughters. Rubén is a mechanic by profession, but he also owns a taxi so that he can work at night. He had a very difficult childhood since his father died when he was a boy. At that point, he had to help his mother raise his younger siblings. Rubén began working as a mechanic’s assistant and then studied at night so that he could finish high school and complete a short program in auto repairs. His wife works as a caregiver for elderly people.

Rubén is requesting a loan so that he can replace the engine of his vehicle since this is the means by which he is able to earn the extra income he needs to complete his education and feed his family. He wants to finish a degree in Dentistry. Rubén and Sra. Paola are working double shifts so that they can have more income to help their daughters finish school and pursue degrees of their own. Rubén is a responsible and hardworking individual.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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