A loan of $925 helped to purchase a fishing boat.


Carmen's story

Carmen G. is from Maybato North, San Jose, Antique, Philippines. She is married to Andres G., who is a fisherman, and they have six dependents. Carmen is a woman who has never lost her hope of getting out of poverty and, in many ways, her poverty makes her stronger. Carmen and her husband earn their living by fishing. Their income helps them provide for their basic needs and Carmen has learned how to save their small income for the future.

Carmen has been an active member of ASHI for almost 14 years. During her time as a member, she has experienced repayment difficulties but she has never given up and has always faced her problems. For Carmen, money is important, and she has proven that she can be trusted with a bigger loan.

As of now, Carmen is an ASHI member who has received one of the larger branch loans. She has fully repaid her previous loan and is requesting a loan of 40,000 PHP to purchase a pump boat for her fishing business. Purchasing this boat will greatly help her family increase their income and meet their basic needs. In the future, Carmen wishes that her children will finish their education and that her family will have a comfortable house and savings for the future.



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