A loan of $800 helped to buy a fishing net, a lantern, and a fish trap.


Jorge Luis's story

Jorge is a young fisherman who is 23 years of age. He and his girlfriend are in a common-law relationship and he is the father of a 10-month-old baby. Jorge has lived his entire live near the Magdalena River, where he learned everything about fishing from his parents and relatives. Fishing is the primary source of income that has been passed on from generation to generation. Jorge has his own motorized canoe. The fish he catches each day is sold at the market in the town where he lives. This is how he generates income to support his family.

Jorge is requesting the assistance of a loan so that he can strengthen his business. He needs to buy a net for holding catfish, a lantern, and a fish trap. These are the pieces of equipment that will allow him to catch a greater quantity of fish so that he can increase his sales and his income. The loan will provide the way for him to move forward and fulfill his main goal of opening a fish selling business in which he can distribute at a regional level. This will generate more profit so that he can provide his family with a better quality of life and improved well-being.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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