A loan helped to buy fishing materials.


Belgica Carmen's story

Belgica is 65 years old. She is married and from this relationship she has 8 children, all adults now. Her husband does not work because of his age. They live in the canton of Jaramijo, a place that has beautiful beaches which bathe the local coast and is visited by many domestic and foreign tourists.

She is a great woman who does everything possible to continue the work which her husband used to do, which was fishing. Now it is her children who do this work in a boat which she owns. They go out to sea for several days in her small boat to do their fishing work. Once they have caught the fish they return to the local beach where they sell the fish to the traders they always sell to. By doing this she earns a living and her children can also put food on the table for their families.

This loan is to buy fishing materials. Her dream is to have a new and bigger boat.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally.


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It is accompanied by useful, real-life business training.


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