A loan of $450 helped to purchase bulk grocery items, foodstuffs and beverages to add to her store's inventory.

Bernadita's story

As a “sari-sari” (variety) store owner, Bernadita D. hopes that someday through her store proceeds she will be able to set up a savings fund to finance building a comfortable better house which would be able to accommodate all of her eight children. Though her store is currently small selling only a few varieties of grocery items, foodstuffs and beverages as per the definition of “sari-sari”, Bernadita is still hopeful that her aspirations will come true in future as she is able to request another loan after paying off the previous one. This will help her to support the growth of her business resulting in much greater profit.

Because life was very poor for Bernadita before she joined ASHI and her husband is only a small-time hired laborer, she wasn’t able to support the education of her five older children. All of them have only reached high school thus they are not able to be employed where they would receive a regular higher salary. Despite this, Bernadita still feels happy because her two sons are able to have their own livelihood as a security guard and a hired driver. Nevertheless, she still wants her three younger children to be able to graduate from college and have their own careers in future which is much better that what she and her husband have.

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