A loan of $325 helped to purchase piglets and piglet feed.

Milagros's story

Milagros G. started to expand her hog-fattening business when she joined Kiva partner ASHI in 2007. Although her business was started five years ago, business growth was difficult because her income from selling rice, along with her husband's income, was insufficient to meet the needs of their three children. At that time, her youngest child, who is now 23, had stopped schooling while her second child was in high school and the youngest was in elementary school. Two years ago, her second child also stopped schooling. Despite her children's low level of education because of poverty, a vision of giving her children a better future gave Milagros the courage to join ASHI.

After becoming a member of ASHI, Milagros was able to get a loan for use as additional business capital. She has had two previous loans and is now applying for her third. From her business profits, Milagros was able to pay back her previous loans on time and was also able to meet her family's basic needs. Her future hope is that her business will grow to the extent that she can afford to send her youngest child, currently in school, to college, and support the rest of her children in their own endeavors.

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