A loan of $300 helped a borrower to purchase fishing nets.


Dolores Gilberto's story

Dolores is 38-years old. He is married, and he and his wife have one son.
Dolores makes his living as a fisherman. It's a common practice where he lives because they are very close to the river. Dolores gets to the market and the other places he sells his fish by vehicle with the other fisherman. He also farms so that he and his family can have staple grains to eat.
The two previous loans Dolores received from Kiva were invested in his work. The investments went well for him and he has already completely paid off his loans. This loan will be used to purchase fishing nets.
Dolores wants to sell a lot more fish so he can earn a greater profit and improve his family's well-being.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal.


This loan is special because:

It helps rural farmers and fishermen, while teaching good environmental practices.



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