A loan of $875 helped to purchase additional needed equipment for her welding shop.


Lilia's story

Lilia is a 39-year old married woman from Talim Island in the province of Rizal, living with her husband and two children. In 1998, she opened her own welding shop business and embarked on selling of Avon products. Her avid customers come from the surrounding areas and nearby town.

Lilia is now requesting a loan of 40,000 PHP in order to purchase additional needed equipment for her welding shop. The remaining loan funds will be used to support her Avon retailing business. She believes that having new equipment in her welding shop and a larger variety of Avon inventory will help her retain her current customers as well as attract new clients in the neighborhood.

Lilia has been a proud member of Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI), a Kiva microfinance partner in the Philippines, since 1998. She has been a dedicated member, regularly attending the weekly center meetings and maintaining solid repayment records on previous loans.

Lilia’s dreams are for her two children to complete college, to have winning businesses and to build a comfortable home to live in. Additionally, she hopes that her businesses can continue to provide a sustainable livelihood to support her family.



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