A loan of $1,025 helped to buy additional inventory for sari-sari store and supplies for her food-vending ventures.


Josephine's story

Josephine A. is a 57-year-old married mother of one child, Sharen. She and her husband work together in operating her food-vending business and sari-sari (variety) store. The couple has been engaged in these businesses for more than ten years now. Her husband also works as a tricycle (motorcycle with sidecar) driver to earn an extra income to support and sustain the needs of their family.

Josephine joined Kiva partner, ASHI, in 1997, with the aim of getting out of the spiral of poverty and consistently acquiring working capital for her business. She will use this new loan of 45,000 PHP to buy additional inventory for her sari-sari (variety) store and supplies for her food-vending venture. Josephine is grateful to ASHI for their good hearts towards the poor, like her family, and for helping her reach her dreams. That is why the couple has grown to love the institution very much and all lenders who are sponsoring this loan.

Josephine hopes that one day she will be able to have her own produce stall in the market for her food-vending business instead of just in her house. She also hopes to make enough money to pay for her family's needs, and dreams of the best of life for her family.



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