A loan of $500 helped capital to buy more goods to sell in her general store.

Melinda's story

Melinda is 43 years old and lives in Barangay Marobbob Amulung, Cagayan. She is married and while she doesn't have any children, she is generously supporting her niece who is getting her masters degree.

Melinda owns a village store. She sells snacks called pansit (a type of noodles). Before she was able to put up her small store, she sold her goods around the village. With her store ready, she can now offer more commodities to meet the demands of her customers. She wants to further develop her business, so she is asking for a loan from KIVA lenders to provide business capital, amounting to PHP 23,000. She wants to buy more goods to sell in her store to increase her profits.

Melinda hopes that her business will further expand so that she will be able to cover her own expenses and finance the schooling of her niece.

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