A loan of $925 helped to provide additional working capital to improve her business and income.


Dionisia's story

In 2004, Dionisia joined ASHI (Ahon SA Hirap, Inc.), a microfinance institution and Kiva partner in the Philippines. As a member of ASHI for almost six years, she has shown very good performance in terms of her attendance at center meetings, weekly repayments and business. She is therefore qualified to obtain larger loans. Dionisia runs a sari-sari store. Sari-sari stores basically sell small quantities of various foodstuffs, grocery items and beverages. “Sari” is a native word for variety. This is a small store that is either attached to the owner’s house or in a small native cottage not far from the owner’s house. Such stores are convenient for people in the village who live far from a marketplace. Dionisia wants to continue her business. It gives her family good income to support the education needs of her five children. She is requesting a loan of 40,000 PHP to use for additional capital to improve her business and her income. Dionisia dreams of growing her variety store into a mini-grocery store and expanding to another village. Her five children are her inspiration to pursue her business. She now feels very happy about the service of ASHI and Kiva. It gives her a big opportunity to pursue her family's dreams. She hopes that they continue the service for a long time and help many families who want to get ahead.



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