A loan of $550 helped to purchase additional grocery items, foodstuffs and beverages for her store.


Zorumabel's story

Zorumabel O. is a 49-year-old woman whose passion is to grow her small sari-sari (variety) store business and its profits. “Sari-sari” is a tagalog (Philippine language) word which means a small volume of various grocery items, foodstuffs and beverages for retail.

Zorumabel wishes that, someday, her sari-sari store will turn to a mini-grocery store that has a larger volume of inventory to increase the number of her customers. With that, her profit would grow as well and she could put up a savings fund to support the medication of one of her children who has an ailment.

Also, Zorumabel wants to support the education of her youngest child until graduation from college. She may be unhappy for her eldest and second child who have not graduated from college yet. She understood that they are just victims of poverty.

Zorumabel promises to sustain her business through the loans she can request from ASHI because this is the only way she knows to combat poverty and improve the lifestyle of her family, rather than depending on the income generated by her husband who is a hired carpenter.



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