A loan of $625 helped purchase of sidecar for motorcycle, and fish to sell.

Dymphna's story

Dymphna A. is a 39 year old woman and a mother of two children namely Cazandra Mae and Cheyz June. Dymphna has been a member of ASHI for nine years and her loans from this institution have been very helpful to her and her family. The most significant change she realized about herself when she joined ASHI is her more positive attitude towards other people and perception towards circumstances she is having. Because of the opportunity of loaning she had with ASHI, she developed her self-esteem and she was able to manage her own business.

Residing in a village near the sea, the livelihood of most people is fishing. Dymphna started her buy fish vending business when she first loaned in ASHI while her husband drives a rented motorcycle with sidecar (popularly known as "tricycle"), which is the main means of transportation of people in the whole municipality. Dymphna is striving hard to grow her business in order to save some of her earnings to buy a tricycle for her husband. In this way, they will earn bigger because her husband doesn't need to pay for the rental of the tricycle and this can also be used as her means to sell her fish directly to people in different villages.

Dymphna's was able to achieve her dream partially when she received her previous loan. She bought a motorcycle yet she still needs to buy a sidecar for a tricycle. This is the reason why Dymphna applied for another loan after her previous one was paid. Some of the amount of her loan will also be used in buying fish to sell.

Once Dymphna achieved her dream for her business, there will be no doubt that she will also achieve her dreams for her children. Cazandra is on her second year in high school while Cheyz is in his Grade 6 in elementary grade. Soon, Dymphna will be having college students and she hoped that she can sustain her children's education. Her loans from ASHI for her business would be a great help for her in achieving those dreams.

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