A loan of $1,050 helped to buy additional grocery products, sacks of rice and sugar, cases of beverages, packs of cigarettes.


Glenis's story

In 2006 Glenis I. joined Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI) – a microfinance institution in the Philippines and a KIVA partner. A 41-year-old married mother of two, her eldest is a 17-year-old third year college student and the youngest is a 14-year-old third year high school student. Their primary source of income is her retail store which she established with her loans from ASHI. Her profit from this business helps meet many of their financial needs, especially the school expenses of their children. She is able to supplement her husband’s meager income in providing for their daily needs.



As a member of ASHI and KIVA, Glenis performs her duties and responsibilities with excellence and commitment, the real reason she has been tagged as a model member of the institution. She is now applying for another loan of Php 45,000.00 pesos to buy additional stocks of grocery products, canned goods, sacks of rice and sugar, cases of soft drinks or beverages and packs of cigarettes to accommodate the demands of her customers. More importantly, she wants to earn more so that she can achieve her dreams of having her own grocery stall and continuing to support the studies of her children until they finish college and earn a degree. Glenis believes that with the blessing of God and the support of the people from ASHI and KIVA, she will soon reach her dreams.



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