A loan of $525 helped to buy materials for her rice farm.


Bernardita's story

Bernardita D. is a 44-year-old mother of two daughters who lives in Culasi, Antique Province on the island of Panay. Culasi is a beautiful coastal town, with the sea to the west and mountains to the east; it is home to Madia-as, the tallest mountain on the island. Bernardita's husband Bertito is a farmer.
Bernardita grows rice with her husband, and intends to use the proceeds of this loan to buy materials for rice farming. Besides rice farming, Bernardita earns extra income from working as a housemaid.
Bernardita's 18-year-old daughter is attending college, and her younger daughter, a nine year old, is in elementary school. Bernardita hopes to earn enough to help both of her daughters attain a college education. She would also like to be able to afford to build a more secure and durable house for her family to live in.



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