A loan of $350 helped to purchase materials to repair her husband's fishing boat.

Adita's story

Adita G. enjoys the beauty of nature from her house, situated 300 meters away from the fine sand of the wide seashore and the crystal-blue water of the ocean. Her family also enjoys life in its simplest form.

From the time she married, Adita's family has made use of the abundant resources of their surroundings by using fishing, managed by Adita's husband, as their main source of income. Their livelihood from fishing is how Adita has been able to see her eldest child graduate from college and the needs of her four other children, aged 13 to 26, supported.

In 2008, Adita and her husband decided to expand their fishing activities into a business. Adita joined Kiva's partner, ASHI, to gain access to financial support for their aspirations. Over time, their fishing business has been improving. They were able to purchase a fishing boat, which now has to be repaired after several years of use.

For this, Adita is requesting a much larger loan amount. She hopes that by reconditioning the engine and the boat itself, her husband will be able to catch more fish for her to sell directly to people in their village. She also wishes to put aside some savings for renovating their house and hopes to support her eldest child, who works for ASHI as a Development Officer.

Adita’s eldest child is her inspiration to work hard and support her youngest child's education, as her three other children have not finished their college education due to lack of financial support.

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details