A loan of $1,700 helped a member to maintain a taxi.

Cañaveral (Flat) Group's story

There exists a small group of enterprising woman in the community of Jobo. Emilia has a taxi service; Selene sells natural products; Lucina sells cosmetics; Elodia sells snacks. In this community the main source of employment is found in the fields, planting and growing sugar cane.

Emilia is 43 years old, is married with Agustín and they have one child. She only studied up to High School. Emilia says that she has had her taxi service for more than 7 years. It is difficult to get to the community as there is little transportation. So some people in the community stop on the outskirts of town and serve as collective taxis. She adds that she also makes special trips when her clients request it.

The loan from VisionFund would help her buy parts and make repairs to her taxi so she can continue with this service. Emilia would like to offer her family a better quality of life and that her son has the opportunity to study to become a professional.

In this group: Emilia, Selene, Lucina, Elodia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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