A loan of $825 helped to purchase raw ingredients.

Gina's story

Gina, a mother of two, is 45 years old. She is a hard-working entrepreneur who wants to be able to help her family. Working closely with her husband Reynato, she makes and sells ready-to-eat food. She started the business seven years ago to help her family meet its education expenses, as well as water, electricity and food expenses. All of these items are very expensive.

Now, Gina has requested 35,000 PHP as additional working capital for her business. She is positive that her business will grow, since she already has regular customers in her local area submitting orders. Specifically, the loan will be used to buy more ingredients. She is pleased because, in the past, she has managed to utilize the loans to invest in her business.

With working capital, Gina's business will continue to grow and she will be able to provide excellent products to her regular customers. With the support of KIVA lenders, Gina hopes to improve the standard of living for herself and her family and lift them out of poverty.

She dreams of having a permanent space in the marketplace where she can sell her food in order to earn a much larger income. Gina is grateful to ASHI for offering her happiness in life and group support in achieving her goals.

During the course of her membership in ASHI, Gina has been a model member, dedicated to managing her family’s operations.

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