A loan helped to buy materials and supplies used in fishing.


Feliciano's story

Feliciano is 55 years old and lives in the community of Olmedo in the province of Esmeraldas. He works in artisanal fishing, a job he has worked at his whole life.

Every morning he gets up early to go fishing in his boat. He needs a loan to acquire materials for fishing. He wants to buy nets and drag devices for fishing, which are both very necessary for his work.

Feliciano is grateful for the support being provided by Kiva because it will allow him to continue in his work. This will provide him the possibility of supporting his household.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Hiller.


This loan is special because:

It focuses on the poorest one-fifth of the population with no access to financial services.



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