Nov 30, 2017 KV Kiva HQ
By Carly Bertolozzi
Light up a life: A family fishing business making college dreams a reality

This holiday season, you can light up a life by making a loan on Kiva, or giving the gift of a Kiva Card to someone you love.

Flordelisa is a fisherwoman living in the Philippines. Ignited by the desire to send her children to college, she searched for a way to provide access to a good education. The solution that brightened her entire family’s future: a Kiva loan supported by lenders around the world.

When she worked for someone else, Flordelisa struggled to earn enough to pay for school fees. She decided to use a Kiva loan to purchase her own pump boat and start a family fishing business.

Now, she and her husband are both entrepreneurs.

To read the full story and watch Flordelisa's video, view the article on our Medium page here


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