A loan of $350 helps to buy paint and engine for their fishing boat.


Tessie's story

Tessie is from Ajuy, Iloilo. She is 59 years and married. To earn an income, she and her husband do fishing. They have been in this livelihood for many years.

She is requesting for a loan of PHP17, 000 through Kiva’s field partner, CEV (A Microfinance NGO) in the Philippines. She will use this loan to buy paint and engine for her fishing boat.

Tessie aspires to improve her livelihood and her children’s education. She wants them to finish their studies.


This loan is special because:

It provides training and capital for this borrower.

Mark McDonagh, Kiva staff

Mark McDonagh
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.