A loan of $325 helped to buy cloth and scissors and pay for transportation expenses.

Bengina's story

Bengina hails from the town of Cardona, Rizal Province in the Philippines. She is a 32-year-old mother of five children. She is happily married to a responsible husband, Benigno, who is 39 years old. Being poor is not a hindrance to aim for greener pastures.

Bengina makes door mats. In 2008, Bengina joined ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and KIVA partner in the Philippines, hoping to access capital for her business. She been in business for two years and she finds contentment in the proceeds that she receives. She has regular customers and she also receives orders.

She is proposing a loan of 15,000 pesos to use as addtional capital for her business. The loan will be used to buy 55 kilos of assorted cloth, a raw material for door mat, as well as scissors. She will also use the loan to pay for her transportation expenses. She hopes that with the kind of business that she has, she can save for the future of her children and even plan to expand her business and hire a labor force.

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