A loan of $250 helped to purchase saltwater and freshwater shrimp, mackerel, and other types of seafood.

Edith Del Carmen's story

Edith del Carmen is 24 years old. She lives with her family, which includes her life partner and their two children, one of whom is in school. She makes a living selling seafood, which she has done for many years, and also makes and sells tortillas. She sells the seafood as a street vendor in different parts of the area where she lives. Edith del Carmen is very well known in the area for being hardworking, determined, and very responsible. She has eight years of experience selling seafood and has gained many customers who like to buy from her because she always has fresh seafood that she offers at excellent prices. She always tries to keep her customers satisfied, since that is the only way they will keep coming back to purchase her seafood. Edith del Carmen has decided to request a loan from Apoyo Integral so she can give a boost to her business. She will use the loan to purchase seafood to sell wholesale; she wants to purchase saltwater and freshwater shrimp, along with corvina, mackerel, and other types of seafood. This will allow her to increase her level of sales and income so she can continue meeting her family’s needs and trying to improve their quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chris Knutson

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