A loan of $250 helped to purchase a pedicab and 50 chicks plus feed and vitamins for them.


Loreta's story

Loreta G. is an ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.) member in the City of Hamtic, Province of Antique, Philippines. She is married and the 52-year-old mother to three sons. Her husband is Rodrigo G. a jeepney (small bus) driver and also a hired laborer. Two of her sons already graduated from high school and the youngest is in elementary school.


Loreta was given the opportunity to buy a pedicab when she received her first loan from ASHI. She was privileged enough since, as a means of transportation for people in the city, the use of a pedicab is in demand. As her business is growing fast, her next loan will be used to purchase a second pedicab, and some of the loan will be used as capital in buying 50 chicks and the vitamins and feed for them.


Loreta dreams that someday she and her family will get out of poverty. She hopes to send her children to school so that they are able to find stable jobs and will not suffer the same life that she has had.



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