A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a variety of goods for her general store, including frozen foods and ready-to-eat food.

Purita's story

Purita is a 54-year old woman, married and blessed with 3 children. They are currently living at Lagundi, Morong Rizal, Philippines. She is also a woman of strong faith to overcome all challenges to achieve her dreams.

In 2000, she joined ASHI (Ahon SA Hirap Inc.) a microfinance institution and KIVA partner in the Philippines. As a member of ASHI for almost nine years, she has shown very good performance in her credit rating (basis of loans); therefore, she is being trusted by the institution to acquire larger loans.

She runs a variety store with a frozen foods section and also a little carenderia (ready-to-eat food). She started her variety store through her initiative and knowledge of dealing with customers. Her business is growing because the people in her neighborhood like her products and find what they need in her store instead of going to the town proper. She is requesting a loan of PHP 45,000.00 to use for additional capital to improve her business and her income.

She dreams of growing her variety store into a mini-grocery store and expanding it to other places. Her children are her inspiration to pursue her variety store business. She hopes that this business will be the source of income to finance the needs of her family and to have a comfortable house to live in.
Purita now feels very happy about her work and the service of ASHI and Kiva. It offers her big opportunities to make her dreams come true. She is grateful to ASHI for supporting people like her who want to work and get ahead. She hopes that they continue this way for a long time and help many families and enterprising women.

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