A loan of $350 helped to purchase piglets and food for fattening and breeding them.


Esperanza's story

Just like other members of the ASHI center where 35-year-old Esperanza P. is a member, she also raises pigs in her backyard for breeding and fattening. Once her gilt (mother pig) gives birth, piglets will be raised and fattened for four months and thereafter sold either alive or slaughtered. Loans she avails of through her membership in ASHI finance the purchase of food and required vaccinations for her piglets and pigs until they are grown and ready to be disposed. Profit she gains out of this business is a great help in supporting her dream of uplifting her family's standard of living.


Esperanza’s husband is a village councilor, and his honorarium received every month is too small to cover the needs of his family, especially once their three children, whose ages now are from 8 to 11, have to go to college. With that, Esperanza’s ability to avail of loans through ASHI is a great opportunity for her to grow her small backyard hog-breeding business into a piggery. Some of her proceeds will be saved to finance her ambition of building a concrete house for the safety of her family.



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