A loan of $500 helped to buy fishnet, bamboo and rope, to pay for labor, and to buy items for her store.


Yolanda's story

Yolanda's desire to rise up from poverty and her dreams to have decent life motivated Yolanda to join ASHI, a Kiva field partner, in 2007. She hopes that God will always guide her whole family and give them more blessings to cope with their challenges and problems in life. She is always praying that her business will grow bigger, because it is one sources of their family income. And, also, she is asking for support from the good hands of our lenders and ASHI-Kiva for their hopes and dreams in life. They would love to have a calm and relaxed house to live in.

Yolanda M. is 52 years old and a good mother to her four children. She is married to Ruben, who is a 51-year-old fisherman, and also her partner in business. Because of her perseverance and hard work, and the income from her business, she provides a good education for her children so they can finished studies until college.

Yolanda is engaged in many businesses. She has a sari-sari (variety) store, she sells fish, she has a skylab business (a motorcycle with "outriggers" to carry passengers and cargo), and a fishing net that catches fish easily.

For her fifth loan, she is asking for Php 23,000.00, which she will use Php 8,500.00 to buy fishing net, Php 7,000.00 for bamboo and rope, Php 1,000.00 for labor for their skylab business, and Php 6,500.00 to purchase of items for her sari-sari store. She is very innovative she enjoying seeing her life change. This loan will be a great help to her family as they strive to overcome poverty.



Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Disbursed date: November 10, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI)

Lenders and lending teams



Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Disbursed date: November 10, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI)