A loan of $450 helped to purchase inventory of fish nets, rope, bamboo, fingerlings (small fish), and additional raw materials.


Juanita's story

Juanita L. is 44 years old and married with four children. The eldest is a college graduate, two children are in high school and one is attending elementary school. Juanita lives with her family in the province of Rizal in the Philippines. Her husband works long hours as a fisherman to support the family. To supply additional income, Juanita wants to expand the family fishing business through additional working capital. Juanita would like to receive a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase an inventory of fish nets, rope, bamboo, fingerlings (small fish), and additional raw materials. With additional equipment, Juanita believes that her fish supply will increase, bringing higher revenue. Over the course of her membership since 2008, Juanita has achieved strong performance with regular attendance at center meetings and steady repayments. Juanita is thankful for access to capital and loans to support her entrepreneurial dreams. With the support of ASHI and Kiva, she is hopeful that their expanded business will continue to flourish, to improve the family’s quality of life, and fund all of her children’s expenses in school until college education. About ASHI: Ahon sa Hirap Inc. (ASHI) has the distinction of being the oldest existing replication of Grameen Bank Approach (GBA) to credit delivery to the poorest of the poor in the Philippines. With its outstanding achievements over the years, it has become one of the role models in credit delivery to the poor in the country.



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