A loan of $575 helped purchase fishing nets.


Faustino's story

Faustino, 45 years old, lives in Comarca de Puerto Diaz with his family, composed of his wife, Maria Mora Salablanca, and their 2 children, a 12 year-old and a 15 year-old. He began fishing over 25 years ago, when he inherited the profession from his parents, whom taught him the trade when he was very young.

He is applying for his third loan with the objective of purchasing fishing nets because his current ones are deteriorating. He relies on the support of his family, who take what he has caught to the city to be sold. This income is what supports his family.

His ultimate dream is to improve his family's quality of life and to grow his business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tracy Quan



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