A loan of $1,250 helped to buy all kinds of fish.

Fatima Del Carmen's story

Fátima is a humble young woman who want to get ahead. She is 23 years old and sells seafood. She has had this business for 6 years. She is single and the proud mother of 3 children, aged 6, 7 and 2. She started this activity when she was very young. Fátima earns her living going out to sell under the sun every day. She says that her first experience with a Kiva loan was beneficial. She is very grateful because she was able to buy seafood and sell a lot, but the most important thing is that she established her first credit history that she hopes to keep clean to be able to take out loans and keep growing. At this time, she needs the loan to buy all kinds of fish, such as guapote, tilapia, sea bass, etc., which are the different types of fish. One of her future plans is to buy a pick-up truck to transport her products and not depend on anyone. She wants to become a seafood wholesaler.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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