A loan of $650 helped scrap metal and fish.

Florentino's story

Florentino O. is 35 years old and is married to Reina Marina Reyes. Together they sell fish and scrap metal out of their car.

They have been doing this for seven years and they have been able to move their family ahead. They sell the scrap metal in “Jicaro Galan,” a place from where it it taken to El Salvador for recycling and where the iron, steel, and other metals are extracted. They sell the fish around various neighborhoods and sections of San Lorenzo.

They will use the money from this loan to buy more scrap metal in order to have more to resell. His business needs working capital to be able to buy it from the collectors. He also wants to buy more fish so that he does not have to travel to the beach as often.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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