A loan of $425 helped to pay for inventory for retail business.


Beasito's story

Beasita S. is mother to twelve: four daughters and eight sons. Six of her children are of legal age and the others are still dependent on her. She is married to Jesus, a 52 year old carpenter. Considering the number of her children, Beasita found it hard to sustain the needs of her family her as her husband’s income is unstable. She strives hard to look for income and so, she was driven to join ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, inc.), an MFI and KIVA partner in the Philippines, in 2006.

Beasita’s previous loans were used in retailing charcoal and retailing of ready-to-wear clothes. But she has opted to put a big slice of her loan now to the resale of ready-to-wear clothes. This, she believes, could bring her enough income for her family.

Now, on her 4th loan, she proposes to borrow 20,000 pesos to pay for assorted products such as, pants, t-shirts, shorts and many other products for her retail business. She is positive that her business will be popular as, aside from waiting for customers to arrive, she also roams around the village to sell the products.

Beasita’s dream is really to send her children to school so as they will not suffer the same life that she is experiencing. She also dreams to have her own space for the display of her products.



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