A loan of $475 helped to buy materials and a motor for the construction of a pump boat.


Sulima's story

Sulima D. C. joined Ahon sa Hirap, Inc., (ASHI), a partner MFI (microfinance institution) of Kiva in the Philippines, in the year 2005. She is one of the reputable members of ASHI in her town. She is married to Nestor, who is a fisherman and sometimes a driver. They have three children: a 29-year-old construction worker, a 21-year-old factory worker and a 16-year-old high school student.

The main source of their family income is fishing and a secondary source comes from selling barbecue sticks. She is applying for a loan of 20,000 Philippine pesos to finance construction of a pump boat that her husband will use in his fishing activity. They will buy materials and a new motor to complete the building of the boat.

Her business plan after this loan is to invest capital in putting up fish cages to increase the fish catch. She hopes that Kiva friends will continue their financial support to her for the benefit of her family and grandchildren.



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