A loan of $950 helped to buy nets and other tools.

Leonardo Francisco's story

Leonardo has lived his 21 years in Playas and works in fishing. He is single and lives with his parents. He has been learning about fishing for 13 years as it is the family business. His father has been a teacher and has taught him everything about boating and fishing. He likes very much the free air, the sea, the freedom he feels when he works.

Currently he is working with his father because he has the boat and the working relationships. Their main customers are the restaurants along the beach and the small vendors in the plaza. They sell wholesale in volume because they earn more. Their products are shrimp, sea bass and oysters. Leonardo says that his work is according to the tides and this is why he lives near the beach.

The loan he is requesting is to buy nets and other tools in order to become independent as his dream for the future is to begin the construction of his home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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