A loan of $625 helped to buy cases of soft drinks, beer, sacks of rice and liquors and groceries for her general store.


Esperanza's story

Esperanza T. is a 52 year old woman and mother to an only child, a boy who is a fourth year high school student. Her husband Pedro is a farmer and also serves as her partner in her business. She lives in San Guillermo, Rizal province in the Philippines. With the belief and faith to get out of poverty, in 2006 she decided to join ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and Kiva partner in the Philippines. During her previous loans, she carefully invested in her general store and it progressed good and sound. Now on her 6th loan, she proposes the amount of 30,000 pesos as additional capital, still for her general store. Specifically, the amount will be used to pay for cases of beer, soft drinks, liquors, and groceries for the store. As a parent, she dreams of sending her child to school up to college and find a job for a greener living. She hopes that her business will expand for them so they will have savings for future use.



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