A loan of $325 helped to purchase additional items for the inventory of her "sari-sari" store.

Marivic's story

To graduate her two children from college is Marivic Z.’s greatest desire as a mother. She doesn’t like her children to experience the bitter experiences she had in her past. Living a life for 28 years that offers very few opportunities to grow as a person and for enjoyment makes her so determined to make herself a successful businesswoman in the future and bring her family out from under the umbrella of poverty.

With these visions, Marivic joined ASHI in 2008. She has received a loan since then and has been able to start up a “sari- sari” store for a business. “Sari-sari” means that various foodstuffs, beverages and an assortment of grocery items are sold in a small, open room of their house. For Marivic and her family, the small profit her store is gaining is a great help to augment the sporadic and small income of her husband, who works as a hired laborer.

Through the loan she is requesting presently, Marivic hopes to grow her business further to increase its profit to support the needs of her family and to improve the kind of life they are having.

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