A loan of $325 helped to purchase piglets and feed for fattening and selling.


Concepcion's story

At the age of 55 years old, Concepcion F. wants to start a savings fund for her old age. She can’t depend on her children for all her needs as well as her husband’s needs in their older years, because she is aware of the economic conditions of having their own family. Her two older children are employed as a hired farmer and as a hired laborer whose incomes are small and sporadic. Concepcion wants to support them and their children financially. She really hopes that someday her grandchildren will be able to have a life that is much better than what they are having now. Concepcion’s two younger children have no family yet, and they depend on all of their needs to be supported by their parents. They are unemployed because of the fact that either they did not finish college or that they never reached college level. With all the challenges Concepcion and her family are facing everyday of their lives, she never loses hope that one day all of them will be out from under the umbrella of poverty. Starting to reach her goals, she raises pigs for selling after four months, either alive or slaughtered. This is financed by the loans she receives from ASHI where she has been a member since 2008. Proceeds from her business have changed the kind of life experienced by her family. Concepcion is very happy for this; thus, she wants to continuously request larger loans to grow her business and sustain its operation.



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