A loan of $225 helped to pay for sacks of rice, cases of soft drinks, canned goods and other groceries for her store.


Araceli's story

Araceli B. is 44 years old and mother to four; two girls and two boys. She is happily married to Rodel, 49 years old and a tricycle driver. She is full of determination to cut the bonds of poverty that hinder her way and her family's to success. She lives in Angono, Rizal province in the Philippines.

With her desire to look for a greener living, she joined ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and KIVA partner in the Philippines, just recently with a bagful of hope to have access to capital to start a business. Her first loan was invested in a sari-sari Store (general store) as her primary business and part was used in her secondary business: hog raising.

Her businesses went well and seem to bring her enough income for their living. Now on her 2nd loan, she proposes the amount of 10,000 pesos to pay for sacks of rice, cases of soft drinks, canned goods and groceries for her store. And again, a portion of her loan will be used as additional capital for her secondary business: hog raising.

Araceli's aspiration in life is to be able to send her children to school until they finish college and find jobs. She dreams also of expanding her business someday.



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