A loan of $325 helped to pay for 4 piglets, feed, vitamins and transportation expenses, and reconstruct her fishing business.

Gloria's story

Gloria A., 42 years old, married, is a member of Ginoong Sanay center of Rizal South Branch (RSB). She is also an active member of her group and center. She lives in a coastal place called Talim Island, Binangonan, Rizal, Philippines. The couple is blessed with an only child, Jennilyn A., a 9-year-old grade III student. Like many families, they want to uplift themselves and get away from poverty. They come from poor families themselves and they want a better life for their child.

In 2008, she joined ASHI (Ahon SA Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and Kiva partner in the Philippines, to obtain working capital to her primary business fishing. Now on her third loan, she requests 15,000 PHP to start hog-fattening as her secondary source of income. The loan funds will be used to purchase 4 piglets, feed, vitamins and pay transportation expenses. The remaining money will also be used to reconstruct her fishing business which was destroyed by typhoon ”Ondoy”.

In the future, Gloria wants to invest in their own pump boat. She hopes to have success with both businesses in order to provide quality education for her child until she finishes college. Gloria also enjoys seeing that the loan from ASHI and KIVA will change their lives and gradually allow her to touch her dreams.

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