A loan of $700 helped to buy fish in bulk.

Bartolome's story

Bartolome is 36 years old. He is a man with much enthusiasm to work and wishes to give a better quality of life to his family. For that reason, he is very dedicated to his work. He is married to Monica, who is a housekeeper and mother of their two small children.

Bartolome comfortably has his own house with his family. The activity that Bartolome does is the sale of fresh fish that he buys in the early hours of the morning in the fisherman's port in the city, and he brings it to his sales stall in the central market, where he attends very well to his customers, giving them the best offerings. He started this business more than 12 years ago, working as an assistant in the fisherman's boats at the ports. Later, with his own capital, he decided to start his own business, dedicated to sales, a business that until now he does by himself.

Before starting his business, his income as an assistant was not enough for the expenses of his home. Seeing this difficulty, he decided to start his own business. Now he can see that he continues having good results; therefore, he has plans to expand his business and make shipments of his product to other cities but in bulk.

This is his 5th loan with Kiva. He is happy knowing that he has the necessary financial support in order to continue with his plans. For this opportunity, he is requesting 1800 nuevos soles, which he will invest in the purchase of fresh fish but in bulk in order to ship it to other cities.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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