A loan of $650 helped to buy fish cages/traps, nets, and other fishing equipment.

Agnes's story

Agnes, 36 years old, has a very supportive and responsible husband, Glecerio, who is now 41 years old. Her husband is a fisherman. One source of their income comes from fishing. Her husband works as a fisherman but this only gives them a small income. Her husband works hard all day catching fish in the ocean, but he brings home a very small amount of money because the ones who own the fishing equipment get a larger amount, and they will only give him a small percent.

So Agnes decided to request loan again with Kiva field partner, Ahon sa Hirap Inc. (ASHI) to buy fishing equipment so that the revenue will be only for them. She will used the loan to buy fishing cages (fish traps), fishing nets, and other things that are needed in her fishing business. She will help her husband sell the fish that he will catch in the sea.

She decided to set up this business in order to increase their daily income and sustain their needs, like everyday expenses and the education of her five children: Christine Joy - 17 years old, Crister - 14 years old, Jess - 9 years old, John - 7 years old, and Roman - 4 years old.

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

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