Total loan: $325


Baybay, Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines / Arts

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A loan helped to buy buri leaves and dye.

Maria's story

Maria is a 57-year-old married woman and lives in the province of Leyte. She is married and earns a living through making and selling handicrafts; she makes and sells native bags. Maria has been involved in this livelihood for eight years to earn a living.

Her goal in life is to succeed in this business for their sustainability. With this, she is asking for a loan to buy raw materials, specifically, she uses buri leaves (buri is the largest palm in the Philippines) and dye to add colors to the buri leaves. In this way, Maria will be able to operate her business continuously and become more productive.