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Gonzalo, 37, is married and has five children, ages 16, 14, 12, and 10 who attend school. He is a fisherman and lives on Lake Titicaca Island, a tourist center in the department of La Paz where the public can buy reed or wool crafts. Most of the inhabitants of the island are involved in fishing or tourism. This is his first loan through the institution and Gonzalo plans to use it to buy fishing nets. He wants to increase his fishing activity and working capital.

Gonzalo must face challenges such as increasing production and using his profits to continue improving his work situation since this is the only source of income for his family. Gonzalo is a very hard worker who is happy because of this opportunity.
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El Sr. Gonzalo tiene 37 años, casado y tiene cinco hijos de las edades de 16, 14, 12, 10 y 8 años que se encuentran en edad escolar, se dedica a la actividad de la pesca el vive en una isla del lago Titicaca, centro turístico del departamento de La Paz donde ofrecen al público artesanías de totoras y en lana, la mayoría de los habitantes de esta isla se dedican a la pesca y el turismo, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, el Sr. Gonzalo va a usar este préstamo para compra de redes para usar en la pesca, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es aumentar la pesca e incrementar su capital de trabajo, el Sr. Gonzalo enfrenta retos en su negocio que son tener una mejor producción y va a utilizar los beneficios en seguir mejorando en su trabajo ya que este es su único ingreso para mantener a su familia, el Sr. Gonzalo es una persona muy trabajadora se siente feliz por la oportunidad que le brindan.

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  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 95
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  • $28,198,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
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This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,500 helped Gonzalo to buy fishing nets.
98% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2013
Jul 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: