A loan of $625 helped to buy fish and two new washing machines.

Fernanado Rafael's story

With his previous Kiva loan Fernando bought and sold fish, with which he got together the money to buy a freezer. Now his business is much more elegant and he carefully operates the cooling chain.

Currently he's asking for another loan to buy fish wholesale, making the most of the high consumption of bocachico, catfish, and mullet at the end of the year, which projects an increase in his sales. He also will buy two new washing machines to expand his washing-machine rental service so his neighbors will feel better served and he will earn a bit more.

Fernando says to his lenders: "Thank you for the support you have given me to get ahead with my business. I hope you can continue helping all the microentrepreneurs with their projects."

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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