A loan of $525 helped to buy 10 sacks of rice, 5 sacks of sugar and 5 sacks of charcoal for resale.

Justina's story

Justina G. is a native of the island village of Buhangin, Buhangin, Rizal province. She is still single and living with her old parents. She is 58 years old and fighting against poverty for her family.

In 2005, she joined ASHI (Ahon sa Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and Kiva partner in the Philippines. She was motivated to join ASHI by the hope of bringing her family out of poverty. She is a busy fish vendor in their village and in the town market. But she is getting old now to still be doing the fish vending business. Currently on her fifth loan, she wants to borrow 25,000 pesos to use in the resale business. This loan will pay for 10 sacks of rice, 5 sacks of sugar and 50 sacks of charcoal--all for resale.

With this new business of hers, she is hoping to have more time to stay at home to take good care of her parents and still keep her business. She wants to renovate their house and make it more durable.

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