A loan of $225 helped additional capital for her sewing business.


Ma. Magdalena's story

Ma. Magdalena B., 31, is married to Edison B.. They are blessed with two children: Mark Edison, 9, is in grade 4 in primary level, and Mark Joseph, 5, is in the nursery level. According to Ma. Magdalena, the expenses for the schooling of their two children is not much right now. However, she wants to save early for their future needs in school. Hence she is pursuing her sewing business, which is their main source of income. She has been running this business for two years with help from her husband, who is also a sewer. With both of them working, they hope to increase their income. When she joined the Kiva field partner Ahon sa Hirap Inc. (ASHI), she used the loan as additional capital for her business; now she will do the same. She plans to use the loan to buy one sewing machine, which is a five threads machine. She really needs this machine for her sewing business. She thinks this machine coupled with their perseverance will make their business more productive. Ma. Magdalena’s dream is to continue to run her business and have more sewing machines, so that she can help their neighborhood who has no source of income for employing them as sewers. And if her business will grow, her family will be benefitted the most, as she can save for the future of her children.



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