A loan of $400 helped to buy motorcycle taxi parts.

Segundo's story

Segundo, 42, is single and has four children for whom he has cared since they were young. They live together in his house built of quality materials, which he built with the fruit of his labor.

Segundo's work is transporting passengers in his motorcycle taxi. He likes his business because it allows him to have an income to pay his family expenses. He started because he needed to have a stable job because he couldn't find work.

Now he feels more secure because he can arrange his hours and also be his own boss. On the other hand, he says he doesn't like it when his motorcycle taxi breaks down or constantly gets damaged because it's very expensive for him. If he can't resolve the problems quickly he can't work in peace.

Even so he manages to get good results. This is why he plans to expand his transportation business by buying himself a heavy transport vehicle because the pay is better for this type of transportation.

Currently he'll request 1000 soles [PEN] and he's grateful for this financial support he's receiving to be able to realize his goals. With the requested amount he'll refurbish his motorcycle taxi buying mirrors, tires, and wheels that he needs so he can continue working.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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