A loan of $950 helped to pay for 200 sacks of charcoal and 100 kilos of dressed chicken.

Consorcia's story

Consorcia V. is a 57-year-old strong woman from the island village in the town of Binangonan, Rizal province in the Philippines. She is widowed and was left with four children to take care of. Her children were still young when her husband passed away. Now they are are all of legal age.

In 1995, she joined ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and Kiva partner in the Philippines, with hopes of having access to capital to start a business. Her previous loans were prudently utilized as rolling capital on her business of basket making made from bamboo. The business was tiring, laborious and time consuming considering her age. That is why, just recently, she shifted and ventured into a new business: the resale of charcoal and dressed chicken.

Now on her tenth loan, she requests loan of 45,000 pesos as additional capital for her primary business of reselling charcoal and dressed chicken. Specifically, the loan will use to pay for 200 sacks of charcoal and 100 kilos of dressed chicken plus labor and transportation expenses.

She is hopeful that her business will grow and may have space in the market. She also dreams of helping her grandchildren in their school fees and to save for her youngest daughter since she is a special child.

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