A loan of $125 helped to purchase fish to sell.


Maria Luz's story

Forty-five-year-old Maria Luz O. has no regrets at having six children. Despite being poor, as a mother she makes sure that she brings up her children so that they are responsible for their own selves and other people. She believes that poverty does not hinder them from being raised with good moral character and values. In order to support their basic needs, she and her fisherman husband work hard to earn money. Education is their top priority and their only hope is for a brighter future for their children. Even though she failed with her eldest daughter, she is still hoping to see that her second child, who is now in the second year of college, and the rest of her children, earn a college degree.

To be able to make her dream for her children and family come true, Maria Luz and her husband agreed to join ASHI and requested a loan. Maria really wants to grow and stabilize her present income-generating activity, which is fish selling, to augment her husband’s income. She knows that being a productive wife is very important to improving their standard of living.



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