A loan of $350 helped to purchase necessary farm inputs such as seedlings, fertlizers and to pay for laborers and the rental of farm equipment.

Estelita's story

Estelita M. is a 63-year-old, hardworking wife and mother. She is not just a plain housewife, but is also a very supportive business partner to her husband, a farmer. Along with their three children, they combat poverty with not much material or financial wealth in their possession aside from a dream nursed in their hearts that fuels their physical and mental capabilities to get out from under the weight of poverty.

Through the proceeds of a buying and selling “bangus” (milk fish, the national fish) fry (fingerlings) and farming rice, Estelita has able to graduate one of her children from college. Though two of her children did not earn college degrees, Estelita and her husband are still happy since they are enjoying the careers they chose -- one as a hired laborer and the other abroad as a domestic helper.

Looking back to the kind of life Estelita and her family have had in the past, she could recognize a lot of improvements had happened. Partially, their house has improved and Estelita wants to fully accomplish it through the proceeds of her business. For that, she is requesting a much larger amount of loan to finance the rice-farming business managed by her husband.

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