A loan of $700 helped to finance her fishing business.


Wilma's story

Being a mother, 43 year old Wilma is concerned about the lives of her five children who still live with her and are dependent on her. Instead of allowing herself to get stuck in the middle of insecurities, in 2008, she joined KIVA field partner in the Philippines, ASHI, to be able to access a loan which will enable her productive self to flourish.

Through previous loans she’s availed, she utilized them in her fishing business. The profits she will be getting will augment her husband’s income, who is a fisherman and fish vendor, and as soon as it grows, she will be able to support her children’s education until they are finished college and provide other needs in order to enjoy the gifts of life. By then, her role of mother will be fulfilled.

Her membership in ASHI and the loans she has had since she became a member assisted her in operating her fishing business. Because of this, Wilma has performed very well in her credit rating (basis of loans), thus making her qualified for a higher amount of loan.

Wilma is very glad to be a Kiva borrower and says thank you for offering financial support to her business dreams.



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