A loan of $600 helped to buy parts for his motorcycle taxi.

Humberto's story

Humberto, 44, is a friendly, good, and very hardworking man. He lives with Marilu, with whom he has three children, ages 18, 9, and 2. He lives with his family in his own house. Every day he works very hard to be able to give his family a better quality of life.

Humberto's job is transporting passengers inside and outside the city. He goes out very early in the morning looking for customers, whom he offers a quality service with a human touch as well as security. As a responsible driver and for the satisfaction of his customers, he always has his documentation in order and is aware of his vehicle's defects. When he started this job he was driving a motorcycle taxi that he rented. This didn't produce much income, so he wasn't happy in that job. Now he has been able to buy his vehicle and work for himself. He has been working on his own for more than six years and it's going very well for him.

He likes his job a lot because he has fun, relaxes, and generates a daily income for his family. He also has a lot of help from his wife, who's responsible for selling some products on the sidewalk of their house, which means an additional income for his finances. Now he's thinking about being able to continue with the expansion of his business and increasing the merchandise.

This will be his fourteenth loan with MFP. He's very happy to know he'll have financial support because this way he'll be certain of making progress with his business. He's committed once again to making his payments punctually, as with his previous loans. In addition, he likes being part of his communal bank because all the members are very responsible and supportive people.

With the requested amount of 1500 nuevos soles [PEN] he'll fix or change some parts on his motorcycle taxi. He'll also buy fruit and groceries to continue selling from his house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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