A family fishing business making college dreams a reality

Flordelisa is a hard working woman in the Philippines who puts her children above all. Before she took out her first Kiva loan, the family relied on her husband’s salary as a boatman. Now, Flordelisa owns 3 fishing boats and employs 5 people. Her ambition and grit allowed her to build a family fishing business and send her children to school.


About the author

Ryan Little

Ryan grew up in San Rafael, California. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies and a Minor in Global Peace and Security. Ryan has traveled to over 30 countries around the world including Liberia, where he filmed his second short documentary film Eco Snapshot: Liberia. In combination with making social and environmental documentary films, Ryan founded a freelance video production company making various videos for companies throughout the Bay Area. Ryan has had a passion for Kiva ever since his wife Karen was selected to be a Kiva Fellow at the end of 2009.