A loan of $600 helped to buy fresh fish.

Bella's story

Bella, 40, is married to Luis who is a salesman and the father of her children. They all live in their own house, bought with a lot of effort.

Bella sells fresh fish. She starts early in the morning by going to the harbor to buy it and then sell it in the city’s marketplace. She is kind to her customers, aware that they will appreciate it and will continue buying from her. Bella started this business more than eight years ago with her own capital; she bought small amounts in the beginning and started increasing with time.

The reason for starting this business was the need to help her partner with the home expenses and their children’s studies. Aware of the good results she is having, she wants to continue with her business, which is her only source of income.

This is Bella’s fourth loan with Kiva and she appreciates the financial help she will receive to continue expanding her business. This time, she is requesting 1500 nuevos soles [PEN] to buy fresh fish. She looks forward to improving her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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