A loan of $925 helped to purchase additional fish cages (fish traps) and fishing net to catch more fish to sell.

Paulina's story

A loving mother, 42-year-old Paulina is so worried about the lives of her five children who still live with her and are dependent on her. Instead of letting herself to be trapped in the middle of insecurities, in 2005, she joined a Kiva field partner in the Philippines -- ASHI -- to be able to access loans that will allow her productive self to flourish.

Through previous loans she’s taken, she developed her fishing business. Profits she will be getting would augment her husband’s income as a fisherman, and as soon as her business grows, she will be able to support her children’s education until they finish college. By then, her role of being mother would be rewarded.

Her relationship with ASHI and the loans she taken since she became a member helped her in running a business. Because of this, Paulina has solid records in repayment, attendance, and business (credit rating), thus making her qualified for a higher amount of loan.

She is requesting a new loan to finance the maintenance of her fishing business. This loan will be utilized to purchase additional fish cages (fish traps) and fishing net to catch more fish to sell in her neighborhood and the nearby village.

Her long-term goals are to expand her fishing business into a fish-farm venture, to give her children brighter hopes, and to provide for other needs in order to enjoy the gifts of a life that’s full of blessing from almighty God and support from the good hearts of our Kiva supporters.

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