A loan of $400 helped to use as additional capital for their fish cage.


Amalia's story

Amalia D. was born in the month of October in the year 1969. She hails from the beautiful island village in the Municipality of Binagonan, Rizal Province in the Philippines. She is married to Reynaldo, a 50-year-old fisherman. She is the mother to three: a daughter and two sons. The eldest child, Sandra, is a 14-year-old high school student while the youngest John Rovic is an elementary pupil and is 9 years old.

In 1995, Amalia joined ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and Kiva partner in the Philippines. She and her husband have been partners in their business since the time they first had access to capital. For the almost nine years of her membership, they have ventured in fishing since they have a fish cage (a small fish trap). They deliver fish from their fish cage into markets with their regular customers.

Now on her 8th loan, Amalia is requesting 19,000 pesos as additional capital for their current business. She is optimistic that her business will grow and will expand the size of the cage and be sustainable. With the profits she gets from her business, she dreams of savings for their future.



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