A loan of $450 helped to purchase grains and 50 sacks for storing it.

Cecilia's story

Cecilia G. is active and has good leadership as member of ASHI (Ahon SA Hirap, Inc.), an MFI and Kiva partner in the Philippines. She is 36 years old and the mother of two children, both of whom are high school students. She is married to Leonard G., a 37-year-old jeepney driver.

Cecilia joined ASHI 2004 and she is grateful having ASHI-KIVA as a partner in her life. Cecilia began selling goods little by little, and used whatever money she made to buy more items to sell. She is now on her seventh loan, which she plans to use to purchase grains amounting to Php 20,000.00 and sacks worth Php 350.00 for storing goods.

Cecilia's main goal is to save for the future of her children and send them to school until they finish college and find stable jobs. She is also working hard on the success of her business. She is looking forward to having space in the local market, which would give her easier access to customers. She also wants to buy a utility jeep for the transport of goods for her business so she can easily gain more income, and she also wants to have her own rice milling business some day.

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