A loan of $450 helped to purchase more variety of foodstuffs, beverages and grocery items for her sar-sari store.


Fidela's story

37-year-old Fidela B. is married to a 39-year-old hired laborer. Without any offspring since their marriage life started, Fidela and Nolie are enjoying the company and the love of each other as husband and wife.

For as long as they are together, life, despite poverty, seems to be happy and easy. However they don’t deny the fact that both of them are excited to, in the future, have their own child and feel the real essence of a family. But, for now they are working so hard to earn money through a business to be financially prepared for having children.

Fidela runs her small sari-sari (variety) store financed by loans she has received from ASHI since her membership in 2006, while her husband earns sporadically as a hired laborer.

For Fidela’s dream of renovating their house for a better and safer shelter against storms and any other forms of calamity, she has to grow her business to make it profitable. Then she will be able to put up a savings fund meant for her plan. To make this possible, she therefore would like to request a loan.

Having a very good performance as an ASHI member since joining, in terms of attendance to weekly center meetings, loan repayments, and managing a business, she is confident to request a much larger loan.



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