A loan of $200 helped to purchase cotton and planel for her sewing business and inventory of rice.


Rodalyn's story

With her belief in getting out of poverty, Rodalyn P. decided in 2009 to join ASHI (Ahon sa Hirap, Inc.), a micro-finance institution and Kiva partner in the Philippines, with the opening of having start-up capital for generating income. During her previous loans from ASHI, she carefully invested in her buy and sell business, selling different goods, and embarked on a sewing business. The profit is what she uses for daily expenses.

During her almost one year in ASHI, Rodalyn has shown herself to be hardworking and she has strong belief to make her dreams come true. Rodalyn still dreams of the best for her family: to provide the best education for her children and to have a happy family.

Now on her second loan, Rodalyn requests 9,000 Philippine pesos to create a broader business. Specifically, the money will be used to purchase cotton and planel for her sewing business and an inventory of rice for her buy and sell business. She is very determined and disciplined to utilize the money which is lent to her.

Rodalyn is grateful to ASHI-Kiva partners for the support, even with all the dreams and challenges in her life.



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