A loan of $450 helped to finance her rug-making business.

Rustica's story

Rustica D. R. is 57 years old and happily married to Rufino D. R., who is currently working as a driver in their town. They were blessed with three sons: Jefferson, age 33; Reynaldo, age 30; and Alvin, age 28. The two older sons attained only a high school education, but Alvin got a two-year course in college with the help of his brother, Reynaldo, who is now working as an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker).

The main source of their family income is their rug-making business which they have been involved in for twelve years. The rugs are made by sewing together pieces of fabric remnants to create both small and big rugs. According to Rustica, this business gives them enough income for their expenses because they persevere in making rugs everyday.

Kiva field partner Ahon sa Hirap Inc. (ASHI) contributes a lot to why their business is now doing well. This institution helps them make their life much more comfortable than before. Now, requesting her fourth loan from ASHI, Rustica wants to use the loan to make their business grow more. If ever her business gives them more profit, she wants to save for the future of her family, especially her grandchildren. Rustica wants them to complete their studies through college. This is one of her life's dreams.

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