A loan of $225 helped to purchase fruits and vegetables in addition to her "sari-sari" store regular inventories.

Lourdes's story

Lourdes T. is a simple mother with simple hopes in life. Along with her family, she dreams of sustaining her “sari- sari” store business that is situated in their own home, which includes selling food she prepares herself. “Sari-sari” store basically sells small quantities of various foodstuffs, grocery items, and beverages.

“Sari” is a native dialect of Antiquenos for variety. This is just a small store that is either attached to the owner’s house or in a small native cottage not far away from the owner’s house. Items sold through this business bring convenience to people in the village, especially those who live far away from the town proper where the market is located.

Through the loan she is now requesting, which is twice the amount of her previous request, she plans to buy a variety of fruits and vegetables and other items people can purchase through her “sari-sari” store. By increasing the capital investment in her business, she is hopeful that she can earn more profits, which will be used to support the daily needs of her family and to improve their lifestyle little by little. Lourdes is also aiming to build up a savings fund for her and her husband’s needs when they are old.

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