A loan of $225 helped to finance her variety store business.


Emiliana's story

Emiliana G., 63 years old and married to Lorenzo G., is the mother of two children, Rolando, now 37 years old and working as a fish pond operator and Olivia, 36 years old and working as a teacher. Both of them now have their own families, so even though the children now have salary coming from their work, Emiliana does not oblige them to give her money because she knows that they need it for their children. So the couple is working for themselves, although sometimes they receive money from the children. The variety store business they have been operating for the past seven years is their main source of income, and they also sell cell phone loads and some fishing equipment.

Emiliana is now requesting her second loan from Kiva field partner Ahon sa Hirap Inc. (ASHI) which she will use to purchase things needed in her variety store. She wants to improve this business in order to increase the income it provides for their everyday living. Emiliana is also really hoping that her business will grow so that instead of her children helping them, she will be able to help them, especially in the schooling of her grandchildren.



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