A loan of $325 helped business Capital.

Erlinda's story

Erlinda is already 53 years old. She lives in Barangay Paddad Alicia, Isabela with her family. Despite the difficulties in life, still they are living happily and peacefully together. Her husband’s name is Cristobal B. and he is a farmer. The couple is blessed with five children of whom two are still studying while another one is working abroad as a domestic helper.

Erlinda told us that having a child working abroad is very helpful in supporting their needs, but it does not mean that she can just stay at home and wait for her child’s salary, thus she decided to engage in the vending business. She retails mongo beans and rice in their village.

Erlinda has only been in this business for two months but according to her, it really helps her lot. For that reason, she wants to expand the business by purchasing a sack of mongo and other kinds of beans and at least three sacks of rice to retail, thus she wants to take out a loan from Kiva. She hopes that with the amount of PHP 15,000 as additional capital, her business will progress.

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