A loan of $350 helped to purchase more piglets to raise.


Maricel's story

Maricel S. is 29 years of age and is happily married to Jerald S., who is a security guard. The couple was blessed with three children whose ages range from two to eight years old. Two of her kids are in school and one kid is a two year old baby. They are accumulating bigger amounts of expenses each year. Through a business she has been growing since Maricel had her own family until the present, she has been able to support the education of her children. Maricel's fattening (raising pigs in four months and selling after that) business started to grow when she had availed herself of a loan after she became a member of ASHI. Because of the success she found in her business, the loan she applied for will be used to purchase more piglets to raise. She hopes that her business will prosper and that she can have the ability to start up another business supported by the profit from her hog raising so that she can employ some of the members of her family, especially her extended relations in the village. Her long term goals are to have a full-fledged pig farm business, invest in her home, send her children to school until they complete college, and embark on another venture - a sari-sari store. “Sari” is a native word for variety. Such stores are convenient for people in the village who live far from the market place.



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