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Total loan: $800


manatuto, Manatuto, Timor-Leste / Food

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A loan helped to buy trawling materials and fish crates for fishing.

Januario's story

Januario is 30 years old and married with three children. He is a fisherman, and has been selling the fish he catches to make an income for five years. Running his business has made Januario independent and helped him provide a better life for his family.

He would like a loan of 800 USD from KIF to grow his fishing business. He plans to use this loan to buy trawling materials and fish crates for fishing, and hopes to see an upswing in the number of fish he can catch as a result. Januario hopes to run a bigger business in the future and wants to thank lenders for the opportunity.