A loan of $1,075 helped to buy nets and fishing items.

Julio Cesar's story

Julio began his business as a small-scale fisherman, thanks to a region he was given by his father to fish, and in this way, he grew economically and helped out his family. After a time, he learned diving and he began to rent out diving equipment, continuing to fish for octopus and lobster. Now at age 60, he leads tourist voyages and sport fishing working at different hours alongside his eldest son, who really likes his profession. He lives in Libertad with his wife, who is the keeper of the household. One of his greatest worries is about his age and his health, and because he is not insured, he worries about the robbers who sometimes take the motors from boats.

With this loan, Julio hopes to buy nets, fishing equipment for rentals, and to do maintenance on his boat. In the future, he wants to buy another boat made of fiberglass and a stronger motor.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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