A loan of $275 helped buy fish.


Ubesnceslao's story

Mr. Ubenseslao O. is 54 years old, married, and has three children who live with him in his house and help him fish and trap crabs. This business has been in the family for a long time. Ubenseslao goes out to sea every day very early according to the tides. He takes his lunch with him so he can stay out at sea for a long time and catch more fish. Sometimes he can catch more than 150 male crabs, and the female crabs are not allowed to be removed from the sea.

Don Ubenses, as he is known in the area, is a humble person without a lot of wealth. He supports his family from the earnings he receives selling crabs and fish. He will use the loan to buy dried fish to resell and be able to earn a bit more money.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Meinecke



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