A loan of $1,000 helped to repair the inside of his boat as it is his only source of income.

José Erasmo's story

José is 42 years old. He has been working in fishing for about 10 years, learning the trade from some friends. He was in agriculture but he saw the necessity of moving to another domicile where the only business is fishing.

One day he was overwhelmed because he had no way of feeding his family and just then some friends passed by who were going fishing and they invited him so he could learn. Later, through a lot of struggle, he asked for a loan to buy a used boat so he would have his own fishing equipment. In order to buy fishing supplies he has to walk for 10 minutes and then board a bus for 1-1/2 hours.

The loan that he is requesting from Fundación Camp, is to repair the inside of the boat as it is the only source of income and when it’s damaged he can’t work and food is in short supply at home.

His goal is to build his own home as the home he lives in is not his.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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