A loan of $925 helped to buy for rice and charcoal for resale.

Alma's story

Alma T. is a 39-year-old business owner. She is married to Armando, age 41, and has one son and one daughter. She lives in the busy town of Jala-jala in the Rizal Province of the Philippines. She is the living picture of a mother whose dream it is to give her children a decent life.

Alma joined ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and KIVA partner in the Philippines, in 2001 with dreams of acquiring capital for her planned reseller business. She has been in the reseller business for nine years now. It brings her enough earnings and continues to grow and she wants to further invest in her business.

Alma proposes an amount of 45,000 pesos for her 9th loan to use as additional capital for her business. Specifically, the loan will be used to pay for 15 sacks of commercial rice, sacks of rice grains, and sacks of charcoal all for resale. She dreams of expanding her business. She also aspires of having a personal restaurant and a car for service. Also to send her children to school until they finish college and find jobs.

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