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Total loan: $400


San Isidro, Iguig, Cagayan, Cagayan Valley, Philippines / Construction

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A loan helped to improve her home by buying cement, gravel, sand, hollow blocks, iron rods, tie wire and paying for the construction labor.

Imelda's story

Imelda is 50 years old and from Iguig, Cagayan. She is widowed with two children. Imelda is a very strong woman, who works hard to sustain the needs of her children. To earn income for her family, she engaged in a livestock and vending business. Imelda aims to uplift the family from poverty, support and give decent lives to her children.

Imelda also desires to have a better home and wants to improve their kitchen and comfort room, for lacks the funds for those improvements. Therefore, she is requesting a loan for the additional funds to improve their comfort room and kitchen. She is hoping that her loan will give her a better home.