A loan of $450 helped to purchase additional products such as rice and charcoal for her store.


Deomedes's story

A committed member of Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI), a Kiva microfinance partner in the Philippines since 2008, Deomedes has been a model member attending regular weekly meetings and repaying previous loans. Building her sari-sari (variety) store, Deomedes would like a loan of 20,000PHP to increase her store's inventory of goods. She is planning to purchase additional products such as rice, charcoal, and other foods for her store. Deomedes believes that offering a wider collection of goods will increase traffic and build customer loyalty in her community. Her dreams are to provide a better future for her family, sustain the productivity of her sari-sari (variety) store, and start a savings account for her grandchildren to support their studies through college. Through hard work, Deomedes is focused on improving her quality of life through her entrepreneurial initiatives and support from ASHI and Kiva lenders. Deomedes is married with three-adult children. She has run a sari-sari store for more than two years. Her husband, Franklino, is an electrician.



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