A loan of $325 helped to buy lobster, shrimp, and fish.

Lesbia Yamileth's story

Lesbia is a native of a tourist area in the city of San Rafael del Sur, where the majority of the residents make a living in artisanal fishing. She has sold shellfish for 15 years and it has been her source of work, giving her the dignity to help with the household expenses. It's important to mention that her husband is a fisherman and also sells fish on order to some restaurants in Managua.

Her business has grown and she needs more working capital to satisfy customer demand. She sells door-to-door on foot. However, she also has shellfish for sale at her house, where she stores them in a freezer.

She was a housewife when she found out about the opportunity to sell shellfish, before she got her business. She devotes herself to attending to her business on her own. She's married and has five school-age children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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