A loan of $975 helped to support her fish cage business and dried fish sales.

Nenita's story

Nenita is 58 years old and she sells dried fish and operates a fish cage business. She started her businesses since joining ASHI in 1995, as an additional source of income but they already are bringing in profit as a main source. Nenita`s weekly profit is 3,000 Php and she is going to increase it. For this reason she applied for a loan in the amount of 45,000 PHP. She says that selling dried fish and fresh fish in an open-air stall is not easy as it is very hot, therefore Nenita wishes to save enough money to construct her own booth.

As a loving mother, Nenita’s biggest dreams are always for her children and family. She wants to bring her family to a decent life. In 1995, she joined ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and a Kiva partner in the Philippines. She hoped to have access to capital to establish her businesses. Her previous loans from ASHI were carefully utilized as additional and rolling working capital for her fish cage and for selling dried fish products. The businesses are a big help for the family in covering their expenses and to set aside savings for the future.

To save for her family’s future and for supplementary income, Nenita wants to build new businesses: RTW (ready-to-wear clothes) and food preparation. Nenita wants to thank Kiva lenders who are sponsoring this loan. That is one of the greatest opportunities for her to start reaching for her dreams.

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