A loan of $350 helped to purchase more inventory of different small goods.


Mary Ann's story

Mary Ann was encouraged to join ASHI because of the principles of helping women to show their skills through lending her working capital for a business as a micro-entrepreneur. Mary Ann marked the day when she joined ASHI in 2008 At that time she begans to dream, hope, and find a way to moved away under hardship of poverty. Mary Ann is interested in continuing her buying & selling of different small goods to supply additional income for her family,

Mary Ann would like to receive a loan amounting to 15,000 PHP to purchase more inventory of different small goods. As a proud member of Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI), a first Kiva microfinance partner in the Philippines, Mary Ann is thankful to have obtained secured capital to support her goals in life. Her long term goals are to build a profitable buying & selling business, send her two children to college, and invest in her home. With the support of Kiva partner, she is dedicated to expand her business and determined to achieve financial stability for her family.



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