A loan of $175 helped additional capital for her sewing service business.


Ricarda's story

Ricarda, 47, from the village of Baculud Amulung, Cagayan. Ricarda, is married to Ruben, who works as a house carpenter in their community. They are blessed with four children: Diana - 20 years old; Angelica - 17 years old and a college student; Cheska Mae - 11 years old, an elementary school student, and Jhairo - 1 year old.

Ricarda earns approximately PHP600 weekly through her dressmaking business, an enterprise she has operated for 10 years. She also does clothing repair for extra income. This enables her to help her husband support their family's needs, especially the education of three of their children. Because she wants to improve her business output, she is hoping to avail financial assistance from KIVA lenders amounting to PHP8,000.



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