A loan of $475 helped to purchase a larger inventory of tarpaulins and other supplies.


Yolanda's story

Yolanda F. buys and sells different curtain and tarpaulin items. She was encouraged to join Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI), a Kiva field partner, because of the high value it places on helping women to prove their skills by lending them working capital for their businesses as micro-entrepreneurs. When she joined ASHI in 2007, she started to dream, hope, and discover a way to get herself out from under the hardship of poverty. To make a better income, Yolanda is interested in continuing and improving her business.

Yolanda would like to receive a loan amounting to 20,000 PHP in order to purchase a larger inventory of tarpaulins and other supplies. As a proud member of ASHI, one of the first Kiva microfinance partners in the Philippines, Yolanda is thankful to be able to obtain secured capital to support her goals in life. Her long-term goals are to build a profitable buying and selling business, send her children to college, and invest in her home. With the support of this Kiva partner, she is dedicated to expanding her business and is determined to achieve financial stability for her family.



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