A loan of $425 helped to renovate her canteen and buy supplies.


Purification's story

Purification A., a 62-year-old woman, is married to Rolando, a 64-year-old man and her partner in a canteen (outdoor restaurant) business. She is a mother of two children, a son and a daughter, both of legal age. She live in the beautiful town of Cardona in Rizal Province in the Philippines.

She is a woman who believes in the gift of God. She believes that the most precious gift for humankind is opportunity. In 2006, she decided to join ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and KIVA partner in the Philippines, hoping that with the access to capital, she could improve and even expand her canteen. She had been operating the business for ten years and she noticed the good proceeds it brough to them.

Currently on her fifth loan, she proposes the amount of 20,000 pesos as additional capital for her canteen needs. She will be using a portion of her loan to renovate her canteen. The canteen is along the main thoroughfare and is very accessible to customers. She hopes that someday her small canteen will grow into a much bigger one. She also dreams about helping her children to raise her grandchildren to have successful lives someday.



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