A loan of $500 helped to pay for the maintenance of his fishing boat.

Joaquin's story

Don Joaquín is 58 years old and was born in Vaca Diez Province in the Department of Beni. He has been married to Doña Mary for 25 years and they have five children, one of whom is still a dependent.

Fifteen years ago, Sr. Joaquín arrived by boat in Puerto Villarroel, a tourist area in the Department of Cochabamba. There he owns a small plot of land where he comes home to after several days of fishing. He has been fishing for 15 years and owns a small boat that he uses for his work. Joaquín also gives tours to the general population. With the income he earns, he is able to maintain his family.

At the moment, his boat is in need of maintenance since it has a hole where water can pass through, which prevents him from working efficiently. For this reason, he is requesting a loan so that his fishing boat can be maintained, thus enabling him to do good work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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