A loan of $425 helped to buy more hogs to raise and sell.

Elsa's story

A hardworking entrepreneur, Elsa J. has raised and sold hogs for years from Sibalom in the province of Antique, earning her sound weekly profits. Her hogs are sold either alive or slaughtered for their meat to be sold per kilo. Elsa’s main challenge has been her small amount of working capital that thus limits the number of pigs she can raise at a time.

in 2009, Elsa joined ASHI, one of Kiva’s first partners in the Philippines. She is very grateful for its secured access to capital and other services such as savings and insurance. This loan of 18,000 PHP is to help Elsa buy more hogs so as to satisfy her local customers’ demands. She thinks that commercializing and expanding her business will enable her to earn more money which she would use to pay for tuition for her two children who are in college and to take care of other family needs.

With access to additional working capital from Kiva supporters, Elsa is hopeful her dream of her children attaining college degrees will be achieved. Elsa’s wish to give her children a brighter future is what motivates her day.

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