A loan of $225 helped to pay for fish nets, ropes, bamboo, and labor in making fish cages.


Evelyn's story

Evelyn G. has a business of her own. She is 37 years old and married to Jonjie, who is 34 years old and a fisherman. She is a mother to five: two sons and three daughters. She lives in the island village in the town of Binangonan, in Rizal province in the Philippines. She believes that to get out of the cycle of poverty, people should exert effort in looking for sustainable ways of living.

With her desire to overcome poverty, she joined ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and KIVA partner in the Philippines, in 2009, with a bagful of hope of gaining access to capital for her dying business. When she received her first loan, she carefully invested it as additional capital in her fishing business. She has fish cages where small fish are cultured until they are ready to harvest.

Now on her 2nd loan, she wants to invest more in the fishing business. She is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP to pay for fish nets, ropes, bamboo, and labor in making fish cages. She is positive that her business will grow and could bring her enough income to save for her children's future. She dreams of having a more spacious and more durable house to live in, and also to send her children to school until they finish college and find jobs.



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