A loan of $625 helped to buy fish to sell to his customers in order to celebrate their holiday activities.

Enel's story

Enel, 47 years old, works selling fish, a traditional activity that he does “because his parents did so.”

Every day Enel works from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon selling the renowned bocachicos, bream, snapper, and mackerel which are his main products. He buys them in towns located alongside the river, where he packs them in styrofoam with ice in order to transport them. He approaches the market formed by residents from his neighborhood and pedestrians who walk along the streets there.

His goal is to increase the volume of sales but his working capital is not sufficient to manage this, which is why he is asking for a Kiva loan, his first loan through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo, so that he can buy fish that families have ordered for the end of the year to celebrate Christmas and the coming of the New Year by eating stew from the products Enel sells, in order to remove the discomfort that stays after drinking and dancing all night. This is why his Kiva loan will be successful, because he makes it within the frame of his experience and requests from his customers who he needs to please, to sustain himself in the marketplace.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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