A loan of $700 helped purchase fish for processing & resale.

Jose Cipriano's story

José is 50 years old, married, and lives with his wife and four children in the district of San José, an area dedicated exclusively to fishing, which is located 20 minutes away from the city of Chiclayo.

José has spent most of his life fishing. He sells his catch from the fishing terminal in the city of Santa Rosa, where people by a type of shark called “stripe” that is salted and processed for resale in the surrounding towns. His family depends on his business to sustain themselves, but they don’t believe it is enough to meet their needs. Therefore, José is requesting a loan of 2000 soles to buy more fish so that he can grow his business.

He hopes to provide a better future for his children and continue to grow as an entrepreneur. He would like to have a permanent establishment in the nearby market where he can sell his products to his customers. José is well known by his neighbors in the area. They consider him to be a hardworking father who wants his family to succeed. In the photo, he is seen repairing a fishing net so that he can return to sea and continue his livelihood.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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