A loan of $875 helped to buy spare parts for her jeepney.


Crisanta's story

Crisanta S. J. comes from Jala-jala, Rizal province, in the Philippines. She is a 53-year-old woman, is married, and is the mother of an only child, Jomar S. J.. For her age, Crisanta is seen as strong and determined to improve their standard of living.

Crisanta operates a passenger jeepney (a small bus) and tends to a fishing business at the same time. She started these businesses only when ASHI gave her an opportunity to obtain a loan. The businesses are a big help for the family in covering their expenses and to set aside savings for the future.

The couple is requesting a loan of PhP 40,000 to pay for a radiator, brake drum, signal lights, wheels and other spare parts for the jeepney. The proceeds of her business give her money to support the immediate and basic needs of her family.

Crisanta hopes that her business will become successful someday. Along with the business success she is dreaming about, is the hope to see the graduation of her only son at college level and to see him find a stable job. She also still dreams of having a durable and concrete house of her own and to save for her family’s future.

Crisanta wants to thank ASHI and Kiva lenders who are sponsoring this loan. That is one of the greatest opportunities for her to start reaching for her goals.



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