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Simon
Simon is 43 years old, married, and has five children who are all dependents. He lives with his family in the District of Santa Rosa, an area that is economically dependent on the fishing industry and is located 25 minutes away from the city of Chiclayo.


Simon has worked in various jobs related to the fishing industry for more than 21 years. He started out as a crew member on local fishing boats and gradually got promoted. Simon currently owns a “chalana” (a small flat-bottomed fishing boat with a square bow and a pointed stern that is used for navigating shallow waters) that he sends out to sea to catch fish. This activity is the only one that generates income, so he tries his best to succeed in this business. The fish that he catches is offered for sale to merchants who buy their products on the beach. Thanks to this business, Simon has been able to build his house.


He wants to expand his sales business, so he plans to acquire fresh fish from other fishermen in the area to sell to the merchants who frequent the local fishing terminal. To accomplish his goal, Simon is requesting a loan from Edpyme Alternativa in the amount of 2000 PEN.


Simon has previously worked with a loan that was financed through Kiva. He used that opportunity to purchase nets and was able to conduct his work in an efficient manner. Simon is very grateful for the support he received and now plans to continue working so that his family can move forward.

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Simon tiene 43 años de edad, es casado y tiene 5 hijos aún dependientes. Vive junto a su familia en el distrito de Santa Rosa, un distrito cuya economía depende principalmente de la pesca y que se encuentra ubicado a 25 minutos de la ciudad de Chiclayo.

Se dedica a trabajar en labores relacionadas con la pesca desde hace mas de 21 años. Empezó a trabajar como tripulante en las embarcaciones de la zona y poco a poco fue saliendo adelante, actualmente es propietario de una chalana (Embarcación menor, de fondo plano, proa aguda y popa cuadrada, que sirve para transportes en aguas de poco fondo) con la cual se hace a la mar para pescar. Esta actividad es la unica que le provee de ingresos por lo que trata de esforzarse al máximo para tener éxito en su negocio. Los productos que Simón logra extraer los ofrece en venta a los comerciantes que compran los pescados en la playa. Gracias a esta actividad ha podido construir su vivienda.

Simón desea ampliar su negocio de venta adquiriendo pescado fresco a otros pescadores de la zona para ofrecerlo en venta a los comerciantes que frecuentan el terminal pesquero de la zona. Para lograr su objetivo ha creído conveniente solicitar a Edpyme Alternativa un crédito de 2000 nuevos soles.

Simon ya ha trabajado anteriormente con un crédito financiado por el Fondo Kiva. En aquella oportunidad el compró redes con este dinero y gracias a ello pudo realizar su trabajo de un modo ás eficiente. El se encuentra muy agradecido con el apoyo recibido y por ahora planea seguir trabajando para poder sacar adelante a su familia.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 96
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,954,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Simon purchase fresh fish to increase his sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 12, 2010
Listed
Nov 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2011