A loan of $700 helped to buy a boat.


Hector's story

Hector is 22 years old. He is a fisherman abd lives on on island in Lake Titicaca. It is a touristy area in the departament of La Paz, where they offer artisanal crafts made from totora and wool. Most of the residents in this area work in fishing and tourism. This is his first loan cycle with the institution. Hector is going to use this loan to buy a bigger fishing boat. He sells his fish in the city of La Paz. With this new boat, he wants to increase his production and thus meet the demand of his customers. Hector faces challenges in his business, such as the wind, which makes waves that don't allow him to fish. Hector is a person who wants to get ahead. He is happy with and grateful to the institution for the support it has offered, since this is his only source of income to support himself.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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