A loan of $225 helped to invest in equipment for her primary business, which is fishing.


Lilia's story

Lilia P. is 48 years old and married. She is a member of the Malacaban Center 4 group of Rizal South Branch (RSB) and is an active member of her group and center. She lives in a coastal place, on Talim Island, Binangonan, Rizal, Philippines. She and Her husband have two children. Both are students and in need of her support. They come from poor families and they want a better life for their two children. In 2009, she joined ASHI (Ahon SA Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and Kiva partner in the Philippines, to obtain working capital for her primary business, fishing. She also runs a variety store as a secondary business to earn more income. Now on her second loan, she requests 10,000 PHP to continue the primary business, fishing. The loan fund will be used to pay for fishing equipment like rope, bamboo, fish nets, and the cost of labor for 3 persons to work for 2 days. In the future, Lilia wants to invest in more fish cages to raise more fish and meet the growing demands in their village. She hopes to be successful in both businesses in order to provide a college education for her child.



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