A loan of $425 helped additional working capital for buying and seeling fish.


Consejo's story

Consejo a is 50 year old woman who hails from Budbudan, Hamtic, Antique. She is married and blessed with five children. She is engaged in buying and selling of fish at Dalipe market and her customers are the people of different municipalities of Antique.

Her business started with initial capital of P2,000 she got from a local moneylender. At that time she experienced hardships because of a huge interest she has to pay. This is the reason why she has to close down her business. Whe she joined the ASHI microfinance program, she was able to revive her business. She is now requesting her fourth loan of PHP20,000 she can use to purchase different kind of fish direct from the fishpond. The purchase of different kind of fish is a great help in growing her business. She also into buying and selling of "nipa" (local palm leaves) hut and “bubo” (a fishing gear used to catch prawns). Her aspiration in life is that her business will become successful and someday she will be called “Mayor Kuprador” -- wholesaler. She dreams that her children will finish their studies and have stable jobs in the future.



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