A loan of $1,350 helped to buy fresh fish.

Isabel's story

Isabel is a 45 year old, married woman with two children living in her own house with her husband and children. It’s mentioned that the quality of life in her community is at the subsistence level. Most of the residents are independent workers who are merchants or raise small farm animals; some of them work in agriculture.

Isabel lives in the San Martín settlement in Tambogrande District in Piura Department; she only has electricity. All families living there do so under these conditions.

The commercial activity Isabel carries out is selling fresh fish at retail and wholesale. She works Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday in a stand in the local wholesale food market. She also raises small farm animals like barnyard fowl in corrals outside her house. It’s worth pointing out that Isabel has 15 years’ experience in this activity which has allowed her to retain her business’ regular clientele; she sells her animals to wholesalers in the zone. In addition, her spouse has a plot of farmland where he’s planted 1.0 hectare of rice which is developing properly; he also helps her with the activities she does there being a good family relationship between the two of them.

Isabel has proposed to expand her inventory with reference to the wholesale fish sales because it’s a very profitable activity in the zone which is why she’s asking for a new loan in the amount of 3500 new soles to buy fresh fish and supplies for her business (buckets, ice, knives and others) which in time will cause her business to grow improving her family’s standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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