A loan of $450 helped for additional capital to buy grocery products.

Marina's story

Marina C., 45 years old, married to Welfredo C., is a good member of Ahon sa Hirap, Inc.- Rizal Central Branch, a partner microfinance institution of Kiva in the Philippines. Mr. and Ms. C. were blessed with 1 child who is now 5 years old. Her husband works as carpenter, while she manages their variety store at home, while attending to the household chores and taking care of their daughter.

She started this business almost two years ago to support her husband in their financial needs. The business is running smoothly, and that is why she is applying for another loan to increase her capital. She wants to buy more grocery products to display in her store, in order to meet the demands of her customers and increase her monthly profits to an additional 2,000 pesos.

She wants to save and earn more for the future of their bright child, who is ranked number one in their school. She would also like to buy appliances for them to enjoy and provide for their daily basic needs. Her dream is to send her child to college and finish a degree. Also, she wants to increase her savings to avoid worrying during payments of monthly utility bills and for any unexpected expenses.

With this new loan opportunity, she is hopeful that some day she and her family will experience a better future. She is thankful that there are institutions like ASHI and KIVA who trust poor people like her. She said she and her husband will repay all the help by improving their lives and moving out of poverty.

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