A loan of $400 helped to buy fishing hooks and roofing materials for her stall.

Ines's story

Ines, 55, is a hardworking and earnest woman, as well as being cheerful and sociable. She is a widow and lives with her ​​two children of 22 and 28. They live comfortably in her eldest son's home.

Her business is selling fish; her son fishes in the lakes. To do this, they use a small boat which her eldest son uses to go out to catch fish, which she later sells wholesale to the local marketplace traders. Likewise, she also sells the fish retail from a stall in the Yarina port boardwalk, depending only on the help of her son.

She says that his business is profitable because it has provided both financial and personal satisfaction since the income has allowed him to pay for household expenses, household goods and other expenses. She also says that with the good earnings that she sets aside, especially in times of scarcity, she plans to expand the business in order to have more income. With the loan she has requested for 1000 soles, she plans to invest in the purchase of materials such as fishing hooks and roofing materials for her stall.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer LeeJay Victor

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