A loan of $1,000 helped fish.

Elsa Tulmira's story

Elsa is 51 years old and sells fish at a stand on the side of the road. She lives with her three children in an urban area called Guasmo, characterized by the fact that the majority of its inhabitants are merchants. A year ago, she wanted to independently earn an income so she decided to purchase fish and sell them at a wooden stall on the street. Little by little, people began to recognize her since she worked from 7:30 to 12, Monday through Friday. Currently, she sells fish at $2.00/pound. One of the inconveniences of selling fish is the dust that comes from the roads, produced from all the traffic. In order to continue her business and broaden it more, she wants to use this loan to purchase more fish. In the future, she would like to finish fixing her home and have her own shop where she can sell seafood.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tracy Quan

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