A loan of $125 helped to purchase materials needed for her dress making business.


Rosalinda's story

Rosalinda A. achieved her dream of graduating her two children from college. It was through the financial and emotional support of her husband who is a laborer as well as her own hard work and determination that this dream came true. However, Rosalinda’s battle against poverty doesn’t stop there. Her greatest dream of changing the family lifestyle has not yet been reached. Her two elder children have their own family and have been giving financial support to Rosalinda irregularly. That is why Rosalinda has to have her own source of income and earn her own way to send her youngest 19-year-old son to college. Recently Rosalinda became a member of, the KIVA field partner in the Philippines. She requested a loan which she will use to finance her dress making business. She has had this business for a long time but she could not increase the size of the business because of too many financial obligations. Her income in addition to her husband’s is insufficient to cover up all of their family expenses. Rosalinda’s business costumers are people around their village. They like Rosalinda’s work because of its good quality. With a larger business capital, Rosalinda plans to put up a bigger dress shop separated from their house and employ more dress makers. Rosalinda is happy about joining ASHI because of the loans that she can request and the new friends she has found.



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