A loan of $1,125 helped to buy another tricycle and some of the money will support the maintenance of it.

Belsie's story

Belsie F. is a hardworking married woman who offers transport services to earn a living. Belsie and her husband use a tricycle to offer short distance transport service for goods and people. A tricycle is a motorcycle with a sidecar attached, used as a public vehicle. A tricycle is much more expensive than tri-bike; however, owners have a better income.

She has been in this business for more than ten years. Belsie appreciates that the Kiva partner, ASHI, has helped her improve her business which has raised her family's living standards. She has requested a loan of 49,000 PHP to buy another tricycle. Some of the money will support the maintenance of it. She hopes to buy more tricycles in the future for better income. She sees herself venturing into a jeepney (small bus) business in the next ten years.

Having this opportunity of a loan from KIVA through ASHI will provide a chance to achieve her ambitions in life. She wants to renovate their home, enjoy a good life and have the financial means to support her family and fund the college education of her grandchildren.

She also dreams of having a pump boat to be managed by her eldest child, Jovan, who already has his own family. She hasn’t stop dreaming for her children to have their own businesses like she does. Belsie wants to thank ASHI and Kiva lenders who are sponsoring this loan. This process is one of the greatest opportunities for her to start reaching for her goals.

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