A loan of $900 helped to buy a fishing boat.


Lourdes's story

Lourdes, 25, works fishing and selling fish; her husband’s a fisherman and she sells the fish her husband fishes in Lake Titicaca. They live on an island in Lake Titicaca, a tourist destination in La Paz Department where wool and reed crafts are offered to the public. Most of the island’s inhabitants work in fishing and in tourism.

This loan is her first sequence in the institution and Lourdes will use it to buy a bigger fishing boat and nets. They sell their catches in the city of La Paz and she wants to use the new boat to increase production to meet customer demand.

Lourdes is a woman who very much wants to improve and she feels happy and grateful to the institution for the support provided since this is the only source of income they have to support themselves.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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