A loan of $675 helped to buy rice, tocino, hot dogs, ham, skinless chicken, pork, embutido and other frozen foods products.

Imelda's story

Imelda A. has been buying and selling rice and frozen foods for almost three years to supply additional income for her family. She is 41 years old and married with two minor children. She lives in the province of Rizal with her husband, Angelito. He is a laborer who works closely with her.

Imelda would like to receive a loan of 30,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) to increase her inventory of rice, tocino (sweetened cured pork), hot dogs, ham, skinless chicken, pork, embutido (meat loaf) and other frozen food products. Imelda believes that this loan will help to grow her business and drive increased revenue.

Imelda has been a proud member of Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI), a Kiva microfinance partner in the Philippines, since 2005. She is a devoted member demonstrating regular attendance at weekly meetings and stable repayments on previous loans. Her long-term goals are to maintain the profitability of her business and support the education of her children. Imelda is hopeful that her buying and selling business ventures will continue to grow and improve the overall standard of living for her entire family.

About ASHI
Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI) has the distinction of being the oldest existing replication of the Grameen Bank approach (GBA) to deliver credit to the poorest of the poor in the Philippines. With its outstanding achievements over the years, it has become one of the role models for credit delivery to the poor in the country.

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