A loan of $275 helped to buy a two-way radio.

Carlos Eduardo's story

Carlos is a very enterprising, enthusiastic young man who strives to get ahead every day so his parents will be proud of him. His aim is to help them cover household expenses as well as pay for his university studies. So far, he has not gone beyond high school due to a lack of resources. His home is located in the welcoming community of Carmen, Ica, which is known for its warm climate and crop farming, especially lima beans, asparagus, grapes, etc.

Very early in the morning, Carlos starts his work as a taxi driver. He works an average ten hours and attends to 25 customers a day. He believes business is doing well because he is kind to his customers and works especially hard to get ahead every day.

Carlos is very grateful to Kiva lenders because, thanks to their help, he is able to buy a two-way radio to be connected through an operator to customers requesting his services by phone. This will allow him to provide more service and increase his income so he can work toward his greatest goal: "To own his own home".

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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