A loan of $400 helped to perform general maintenance and purchase tires for his car.

Mario Manuel's story

Mario is 42 and lives in the town of Camana with his wife and children, whom he loves and are his main reason in life. He is a very kind, hardworking and enthusiastic person. Together with his wife, they dedicate all their efforts to getting their family ahead. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, and on occasion, cooking a delicious beef saltado to share with his family.

With much effort and dedication, Mario works every day to provide transportation services. He has a small car, which he uses as a taxi. Every morning, he goes out in the early hours to drive around the city streets in search of passengers. He can work for approximately 12 hours and he believes he does well because of his pleasant demeanor towards his customers.

Mario is grateful to Kiva lenders, and thanks to the assistance provided, he will perform general maintenance and buy new tires for the car. In this way, Mario will have his vehicle in better condition and he will be able to continue working. He hopes to improve his services and increase their income, which will do much to provide a better life for his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer LeeJay Victor

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