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Total loan: $775

Cristita

Concepcion, Iloilo, Western Visayas, Philippines / Food

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A loan helped to buy a boat engine and materials for a fish trap, like plastic screen, bamboo and nylon (string).


Cristita's story

Cristita lives a simple a life with her family in a town of Concepcion, Iloilo. She is 66 years old and has seven children who are now in adult age. She and her family earn a living through fishing. They have been in this livelihood for many years to sustain themselves every day.

She now requesting a loan of PHP 40,000 through Kiva’s field partner CEVI (a microfinance NGO) in the Philippines. She will use this loan to buy a boat engine and materials for a fish trap, like plastic screen, bamboo and nylon (string). That way, she and her family will be able to improve their catch and uplift their earnings for a better means of living.