A loan of $650 helped will be additional capital for her sewing business.


Pilar's story

Although Pilar V. is ahead of 1 year at the age of 54 to her husband Florante V. who is now 53 years old this never been a hindrance for them who are the head in their family, because in the first place in their family they are both finding ways to fight their poverty. Her husband is work as a carpenter at the same time farmers in their place, while Pilar runs a sewing business for 3 years now. Because according to Pilar her husband’s revenue is only enough for their daily expenses nothing left for the education of her two daughter Diane 15 years old third year high school and Flor Marie 12 years old first year high school. So Pilar find an alternative ways to augment the not enough income of her husband, so it come out her sewing business because also she has a talent in sewing different kinds of clothes. Also her variety store business also contributes to their income that is why she also pursues to continue this. The loan that she received from Kiva field partner Ahon sa Hirap Inc. (ASHI) will be use as additional capital for her sewing business. She will buy sewing machine, needle, different colors of thread and oil for the machine. It will help her to make her business more productive. Pilar picture shows that they really needed enough capital so that her variety store and place for her sewing machine have their own part or place for more comfortable to move. This is one of her dream aside from to finish her children education until college.



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