A loan of $725 helped to buy a fishing boat and improve his family's quality of life.

Adelio's story

Adelio is a 26 year old man, married, father to one child. He is a fisherman. He is a very enterprising person, friendly, kind, honest, patient, a good person, positive, and very hardworking. He works in the community of Puerto Pérez, on Lake Titicaca, at an altitude of 3,810 meters [9,843 feet] above sea level. Just 90 minutes from the capital city, this site is one of the most outstanding tourist centers in the area because it has the best hotel and communications infrastructure. It is from this city that tours are organized of the areas surrounding Lake Titicaca and its islands.

Adelio is deeply tanned, has short dark hair, and is of medium height. His work is fishing and his dream is to improve his family's quality of life. Each day he directs his small launch full of nets toward his daily routine. First he tries to find an ideal place to fish (the trout grow prolifically in water between 58 and 64 degrees Fahrenheit), he turns on his motor, and then settles in the shallow water if the surface of the water is in the ideal range, or in deeper waters if the surface of the water is too warm.

He needs to buy a new boat to improve his income, his business, and his family's quality of life. This is why Adelio is requesting a loan to buy a fishing boat, so he can improve his family's quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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