A loan of $600 helped to buy fish and plastic trays.

Blanca's story

Blanca is a 30 year old young woman who has a great desire to get ahead by working. She is in a common-law marriage with Jilder. They have three children, ages 14, 10, and 5. She lives comfortably with her family in their own house.

Blanca’s work is selling fish. She leaves early in the morning to look for fresh fish at the city market. From there she takes the products to her father in-law’s house, which is in a very busy area. She sets up her table outside, and she waits for the customers to come looking for good, fresh fish. She has been doing this work for approximately one year. She works alone because her life partner works in another department in Perú. He does send her some financial help from there.

What she likes about her work is that it gives her time to be able to be at her house doing other activities in the afternoon. Also, every day there is good income. She hopes to be able to maintain it and perhaps, later on, set up a grocery store at her house.

This will be her first loan with Kiva. She is grateful for the opportunity given to her in order to be able to increase her working capital. This will generate greater income.

She will use the requested 1,500 soles to buy fresh fish. She will also buy some trays and materials in order to be able to sell more comfortably and without difficulties.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details