A loan of $375 helped additional capital to improve her sari-sari store.

Emily's story

“If there is PATIENCE, there is PROGRESS”. These are words of encouragement from Emily, a resident of Vista Alegre, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. She is 49 years-old, married, and blessed with four children who are all studying. Emily and her husband wanted their children to finish their studies, and this has been their motivation to work hard in order to provide for their children's educational needs.

Her husband manages their farm where most of their crops are rice and vegetables. To support her husband financially, Emily set up her own business which is a sari-sari store (community based store) in their village. She is glad that she can earn a monthly income of PHP4,000.00 which she budgets to meet their daily needs and tuition fees and allowances of their children.

She is now asking to borrow PHP17,000 from the KIVA lenders. She will use the loan to buy more grocery items and other commodities which are commonly needed in their village. She believes that with this financial assistance she can improve her small sari-sari store and support the schooling of her children.

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