A loan of $500 helped buy a fishing net in order to help with her husband's work.


Gertrude's story

Gertrude is 47 years old and is married with seven children, five of whom are grown and two of whom are in elementary school. She also cares for two nephews.

Gertrude works selling shoes, skirts and capulanas (a traditional sarong from Mozambique). Along with her husband, who is a small-scale fisherman, she also sells fish, crabs and lobsters from their house and in various markets in Boane.

With this loan she will buy a fishing net in order to help with her husband's work.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Catherine Fountain


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