A loan of $550 helped to do maintenance o his vehicle and buy replacement parts.

Sergia's story

Sergia is 46 years old. She is a hardworking woman. She lives with her husband and children in the house she bought 20 years ago, Sergia works offering public transportation in a bus she bought a couple of years ago. According to her, thanks to the constant work she does with her husband, they have been able to pay off their car completely and they hope to acquire another one. Her job is transporting passengers to different nearby cities. Transporting people is constant and the work starts in the early morning hours until late at night. Now her plans are to do complete maintenance on her vehicle to be able to work with no trouble for the rest of the year. “If you don't do complete maintenance the vehicle can break down and it costs a lot more to fix it." she affirms. This is her first loan with Kiva and she is grateful for the financial support that she is receiving to keep getting ahead. She also promises to make her payments on time. Sergia will invest the S/.1,500 soles in paying for the complete maintenance on the vehicle by buying replacement parts and a couple of tires.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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