A loan of $375 helped purchase groceries in bulk to sell in sari-sari store.

Ma. Susan's story

Ma. Susan manages a little sari-sari store (community-based store) in their village. Managing her store is her way of helping her husband generate income for their family needs. She sells a variety of goods in her store, where she earns at least 500.00 PHP a day. To further develop her store, Susan is requesting a loan of $375 (17,000 PHP). She plans to use the loan to purchase groceries in bulk that she will sell in her store. She wants to sustain her business because it assists not only their family, but also their farming needs.

Susan is already 46 years old and married to Efren, a farmer in their community. They live in the rural area of Barangay San Juan, Quirino, Isabela. The couple was blessed with three children: Pol Nino,15 years old, a high school senior; Paul John,13 years old, a high school sophomore; and Zaira, the youngest, 10 years old, and in grade school. Susan hopes that with their sacrifices in the businesses, they may able to continue support their children’s education until they finish college.

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