A loan of $475 helped to purchase additional groceries for her store.


Ma. Edelita's story

Ma. Edelita F. would like to expand her sari-sari (variety) store and is requesting a Kiva loan of 20,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) in order to purchase additional groceries for her store. She believes that having more items will help her retain her current customers as well as attract new clients in the neighborhood. Ma. Edelita reported that her previous loan helped her maintain the growth of her business. Moreover, the income she gets from the business is very helpful in sustaining her family needs. She was able to see her oldest child graduate with a mechanical engineering degree and be currently employed with a private company. She also hopes to see her other two children complete college. A proud member of Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI), a Kiva microfinance partner in the Philippines, since 2008, Ma. Edelita has been a dedicated member, regularly attending weekly center meetings. She has a solid record in repayments on her previous loans. Her long-term goals are to have a profitable business and to invest in her home. Additionally, she hopes to continue her business as a sustainable livelihood to support her family.



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details