A loan of $825 helped to pay for beauty soap, herbal coffee, lotion, grape seeds, prime juice, fit and right and other products.


Maria's story

Maria D. R. is a 43-year-old mother to two; all boys. She is married to Roberto who is 54 years old. She lives in the City of Antipolo, Rizal province in the Philippines. She is a woman of faith and courage to overcome poverty. With her desire to overcome poverty, she joined ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and KIVA partner in the Philippines, in 2005. Her previous loans were used as starting and rolling capital on her resale business. She has been doing the business for five years already. She is happy of the income the business brings her. She is so industrious to sell her products on their village. She already has regular costumers and she also receives orders. She buys her stocks on bulk and resale it. Now she proposes a loan of 40,000 pesos as additional capital for her resale business. The loan will be used to pay for beauty soap, herbal coffee, lotion, grape seeds, prime juice, fit and right and other products. She aspires of bringing her family out of poverty. To send her children to school until college until they find jobs. Also to expand her business and dreams of having a space in the market in the near future.



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