A loan of $800 helped to buy insurance and do maintenance on his vehicle, which he uses to transport recycling.

Jose Noe's story

José Noé is 67 years old and is the father of a family of 11 children, living in the town of Maranilla, Colombia. For the last 20 years he has worked providing transportation and delivery of goods to his neighbors and members of his community. He started out salvaging and with his savings he managed to buy his own vehicle, which today provides the income necessary to support his family.

He wakes up early every day to search for customers who may require his services. Though he does not have a fixed income, he has managed to get ahead. His greatest dream is to improve the financial stability of his household and provide a better education for his grandchildren.

A few days ago José Noé had to stop working because he vehicle needs replacement parts in order to keep running properly. Jose does not have the money to complete said repairs and so is requesting a loan in hopes of getting back to work and increasing his income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer JOHN NELSON

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