A loan of $625 helped to support the needs of her fishing business.


Lilia's story

Lilia A. is 69 years old and widowed; she has only one son, Jameson, who is 42 years old and a fisherman. She is a God-fearing and fearless mother. She and her son have helped each other to overcome the poverty that impeded their family.

In 2003, Lilia joined Kiva partner ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.), an MFI in the Philippines, to acquire capital for her fishing business. As a member of ASHI for almost 8 years, she has noted good performance in her credit rating (basis of loans) and is therefore being trusted by ASHI to obtain bigger loans. For almost 8 years of her membership in ASHI, Lilia has been a model member dedicated to managing her family’s fishing operations. This loan is her 6th – she has made good use of her previous loans to expand her business and income. Lilia has applied for a new loan of 28,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) to support the needs of her fishing business. Lilia dreams of expanding her business into a full-fledged fish farm. She also engages in other businesses for supplementary income.

She dreams of sending her grandson to school until he finishes college and finds a good job. Until that dream happens, Lilia is happy with the way in which ASHI and Kiva have touched her family's life and given them a good chance of making their dreams come true.

The attached picture of Lilia was taken August 03, 2010 with her supportive son, Jameson A..



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