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Total loan: $600

Imelda

San Isidro, Nueva Ecija, Central Luzon, Philippines / Services

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A loan helped to buy materials like fabrics, threads, needles, buttons, garters, etc.


Imelda's story

Imelda is a 50-year-old sewer from Jaen, Nueva Ecija. She is happily married to Jose, a farmer, and is blessed with four children who are still pursuing their studies. She has been engaged in a dressmaking business for almost 26 years where she makes uniforms, dresses, pillow cases, etc. for her valued customers.

She has been a reliable client of Alalay sa Kaunlaran (ASKI) Inc. for about two years. She has been entrusted with a loan amounting to 30,000 PHP under the business loan program of ASKI. Her loan will be used to buy materials like fabrics, threads, needles, buttons, garters, etc, to make more dresses, pillow cases and uniforms to generate a higher income.

Imelda's dream is for her family to have a good living. She believes that with the help of ASKI and Kiva lenders, she will have her own tailoring shop some day.