A loan of $500 helped to build a wall and buy some fish to sell.

Evelin Del Carmen's story

Evelin is 31 years old, married and has two children. For the past eight years she has been selling dried fish. She used to work in agriculture with her parents, but when she married she decided to sell dried fish, especially after her children were born. She needed to help her husband with the household expenses. A friend invited her to learn this business.

She gets up very early to prepare breakfast for her children and husband, she drops her children off at school, and goes out to sell fish on foot. In order to buy the fish, she needs to take a pick up or walk 45 minutes, then she arrives at the place where she boards the bus that takes her into the city, then takes another bus to the beach.

She will use the money from this loan through Fundación Campo to buy 300 bricks, six bags of cement, and iron bars to build a wall and use the rest of the money to buy fish. She wants to build a metal wall so that it will improve her humble home. She will sleep more soundly and will also have more fish to sell. What she wants mostly is to provide an education for her children and build a brick home little by little.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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