A loan of $975 helped to purchase a large volume of fish to sell.

Fe's story

49-year-old Fe B. is one of the oldest members of the Bantayan center of ASHI. She aspires to bring her family out of the depths of poverty in her own way as a woman. She knew she had the potential to be productive and that push led her to join ASHI.

Fe did not just value the loan she received from ASHI by utilizing it into growing a fish selling business. Through the training she has undergone, Fe has kept in her heart and mind the significance of the moral values that a person should posses once she is trusted. Because of this, since the first loan she received from ASHI, she has made sure that everything will fall into place and fulfill what she and her husband, who is the business with her, have planned for.

Not all of Fe’s five children. whose ages range are from 20 to 25, have graduated from college. Despite that, she still feels happy that at least all of them have been to college and two have graduated thanks to her business proceeds. She is happy not only because of the achievements of her family but also because of her ability to help other small-business people in her community.

The nature of Fe’s business is buying and selling fish. She has a stall in the town’s public market and her whole family are participating in her business. When fish is in season and Fe has a large amount of capital to purchase a large volume of fish, she ventures to trade in other municipalities and even in the neighboring province.

Little by little Fe notices her life has changed as her business progresses. For its sustainability and growth, she wants to request another loan of Php 45,000. With the continued support of ASHI and its partners as well as the support of her family, she is well on her way to achieve her dreams in life.

Fe believes that one day, she will completely become an entrepreneur.

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