A loan of $575 helped to invest in setting up more fish cages.


May's story

May O. is 29 years old and married to Alfie O., a fisherman. The couple are blessed with two children, aged 10 and 3. Her eldest is now a grade 5 pupil. For almost 8 years their primary source of income has been fishing. Their business is a partnership between husband and wife; he does the fishing while she sells the catch in the market. Profit from their business helps a lot in meeting their daily financial needs. However, they want to earn more and save for the future of their two children. They wish to provide them a better quality of living and send them to a prominent school. May is applying for a loan of PHP 25,000 to invest in setting up more fish cages. They will buy fish fingerlings, fishing nets, and bamboo poles, and pay for the labor of construction. She hopes that KIVA lenders will support her in this endeavor. She is one of the very dynamic members of Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI), a partner of KIVA in the Philippines.



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