A loan of $225 helped to purchase piglets for fattening and materials for making fishing gears.

Ofelia's story

45-year-old Ofelia G. has been dreaming of a better future for her seven children who range in age from four to 13 years old. She wants to build a better house for them and be able to sustain their education until they graduate from college. However, depending on her husband’s sporadic and small income being a farm laborer and a fisherman, her dream would be out of reach. That realization led her to ASHI.

In 2008, along with the aspiration she had in her heart and mind, G. joined ASHI and requested a loan to start her own hog fattening (pig raising) business and to support her husband’s fishing business. Proceeds she had then have enabled her to pay back on time the total amount she had borrowed. Now ASHI and its partners trust her even with a larger loan. Most importantly, she has started a business, which will be a great source for financial assistance in reaching her dream. Now, with a much larger loan, she will be growing her business and her husband’s business.

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