A loan of $550 helped to finance her variety store business.

Cristita's story

At the age of 61, Cristita A. is still striving hard to fight against their poverty with the help of her husband, Jose A., 63 years old, who works as a carpenter in their place. They are blessed with four sons, namely: Joseph, now 23 years old; Joselito, 22 years old; Jessie, 17 years old; and Mark, 13 years old.

One source of their income comes from her husband’s salary but it’s not enough for their big expenses. So Cristita found an alternative way to add to their daily income. This was the start of her variety store business which has run for six years now.

After she joined Kiva field partner Ahon sa Hirap Inc., Cristita’s business began to grow more because she always used the loan that she received to buy what was necessary for her business. Now, her business is doing well and she is very positive that it will continue to grow.

One hope of Cristita is that her business will continue to run for them to enable them to experience a better life and to be able to also help their relatives.

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