A loan of $800 helped to perform car maintenance.


Luis Fernando's story

Luis is a young man of 22 who lives with his mother, whom he loves very much and supports through his work. Luis' home is in the city of Ica, which is known for having a warm climate and above all for farming, especially cotton and lima beans, among others. Because of various financial difficulties, he was only able to study through the fifth grade, but he would have liked to have studied civil engineering.

Luis works day-to-day as a taxi driver. He works around 10 hours a day and he can serve up to 15 customers daily. He uses the fruit of his work to help his mother with the household expenses.

Luis is very thankful to Kiva's lenders, as it is thanks to their help that he will be able to perform routine maintenance on his car and install some accessories, such as a radio. This will leave him with a car in good condition and he will be able to drive with more confidence. He will keep fighting and working to make his greatest dream of having a taxi business a reality.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge



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