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Cristina

Calimag, Alfonso Lista, Ifugao, CAR, Philippines / Retail

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A loan helped to buy more groceries and beverages to sell.


Cristina's story

Cristina is 52 years old and married. She is a barangay (local neighborhood) health worker in her community. She has five children whom she dedicated her hard work and patience.

In addition to performing her duty as a health worker, she also runs a retail store in her village. Cristina has been selling groceries for six years. She would like to offer more products but she has limited capital for the business. Thus, she is requesting a loan of PHP 20,000 to buy more groceries and beverages to sell.

She hopes that her business will continue to grow profitably.