A loan of $875 helped to buy another fishing boat and purchase raw materials for her bamboo set making business.

Yolanda's story

Yolanda is 47 years old; she lives with her husband and her only son, Ranjit, in a house she owns. She has been dedicating herself to bamboo set (furniture) making since she joined ASHI in 1994, but approximately 5 years ago, she also started a fishing business & fish selling, bordering her community. This is how she earns a weekly gross, and she can also count on the help of her husband and her son.

As this business has proved to be profitable, she will keep on working in this field; her aim is to increase her working capital. She will be very responsible with her payments and she is thankful to all Kiva lenders who support the loan she is requesting, which will be very useful to make her business grow. The loan will be used to buy another "bangka" (fishing boat); remaining funds will be used to purchase raw materials for her bamboo set business and increase her working capital.

The capital will fund further expansion of the family ventures to support her dreams for her family to have a decent way of life.

Yolanda is a hard-working entrepreneur, always looking for opportunities to grow. Through her daily work, she is building a better future for her family.

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