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Cecilia

San Dionisio, Iloilo, Western Visayas, Philippines / Food

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A loan helped to buy fishing nets.


Cecilia's story

Cecilia is 54 years old and lives in a simple dwelling in San Dionisio, Iloilo. She and her husband earn a living through fishing. They have been sustaining each day through this livelihood for many years. Meanwhile, this couple has two children; they are ages 16 and 15 years old.

Cecilia is now requesting a loan through Kiva’s field partner CEVI, (a microfinance NGO) in the Philippines to buy fishing nets.

That way, she and her husband will be able to continue their fishing activity, thus, allowing them to improve their catch and uplift their earnings for a better means of living.

Furthermore, she dreams of her children finishing their studies.