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A loan of $375 helped to service his vehicle.

Samuel's story

Samuel, 21, is single and cares for his parents and three younger siblings in a rented house. Samuel works providing taxi services throughout his city.

He likes his work very much because it provides sustenance for his home. He comments that the secret of earning good income is to keep his car in good condition which is why regular maintenance is so important. Therefore, every four months he carries out a detailed inspection of his vehicle to avoid major problems that can cost double and keep him from working normally.

This is his first Kiva loan and he feels grateful for the financial support he’s getting to continue forward; he commits to make his payments punctually. Samuel will use the 1,000 soles to provide mechanical maintenance for his auto.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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