A loan of $225 helped to buy additional stock for her variety store.


Estela's story

Estela B. is a hardworking mother. As a typical Filipino mother she used to stay in the house doing the usual household chores. But now that her children are grown, she wants to mingle with other people, develop her personality, take away her shyness and improve her income as well. She joined Ahon sa Hirap Inc. (ASHI), a partner of Kiva in the Philippines, to fund her variety store and to join the group of ASHI members in her community. On her second loan, she is applying for PHP 9500. With the loan, she will buy grocery products so that she can meet the demands of her growing customer base and increase her profit. She is saving all her income from this variety store so that she can buy a motorcycle, which she needs to transport her products. She is hoping that Kiva lenders will support her in achieving her dreams for her family and continue to assist her financially until she becomes a successful businesswoman.



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