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Total loan: $600

Erlita

Concepcion, Iloilo, Western Visayas, Philippines / Food

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A loan helped to buy an engine and plywood to repair their fishing boat, as well as a fishing net.


Erlita's story

Erlita is 59 years old and lives a simple dwelling in Concepcion, Iloilo. She and her husband have five children; four of whom are now adults, and one who is a dependent.

Erlita and her husband earn a living through fishing, and they have been sustaining themselves through this livelihood for many years.

Currently, she is requesting a loan through Kiva’s field partner CEVI, a microfinance NGO in the Philippines, to buy an engine and plywood to repair their fishing boat. Additionally, she will also use this loan to buy a fishing net.

In the future, Erlita aspires to augment their livelihood in order to have a better means of living.