A loan of $550 helped to buy fish and maintain his vehicle.


Gustavo's story

Gustavo is 26 years old, married, and lives with his parents and wife, 19 year old Mariela, and his two children, ages 4 and 1. He works arduously every day because he wants to provide them with a better quality of life. Gustavo buys and sells fresh fish and has been doing this for six years with the help of two partners who help with selection, transportation, and sale of the fish. This way he can keep his family safe and provide them with what they need. His constant desire for success has brought him into this business and little by little he has become more well-known because he sells the freshest and tastiest fish in the market and he is a very happy vendor who always receives his customers with a smile. He also rents out a moto-taxi which provides him with an additional income. Sometimes he drives it himself in the evenings. At first it was very difficult for him to adapt to the routine, because he didn’t know the business very well, but in time he began to consolidate. He is asking for a loan of S/ 1,500 and is grateful for the opportunity and trust. He is also committed to making his payments on time. He will use the money to buy different fishes in the best sizes to sell. He also wants to do maintenance on his vehicle by buying some parts and paying a mechanic to do the work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes


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