A loan of $225 helped to pay for a sewing machine worth 5,000 pesos and for assorted cloth and threads.


Mitos's story

Mitos is 40 years old and married to Emeliano, who is also 40. She is a mother to three children; two boys and a girl. She lives in Antipolo City, Rizal province in the Philippines.

Mitos has the talent of sewing. She is known to their village as a good sewer and she receive orders for her sewing services. Sewing is her primary business and she needs capital to sustain its operation. In 2008, she joined ASHI (Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and KIVA partner in the Philippines, with hopes of having access to capital. She used her previous loans as rolling and additional capital for her sewing. She has been in the business for almost six years.

Now on her third loan, she seeks 10,000 pesos as additional capital for her sewing business. Specifically, the amount will be used to pay for a sewing machine worth 5,000 pesos and for assorted cloth and threads. She is hopeful that her business will grow and she even dreams of expanding it and to later hire workers. She also aspires to send her children to school until they finish college and to have a more spacious and comfortable house.



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