A loan of $1,050 helped to buy more inventory of food for her store.


Estella's story

Estella manages a general store in her village. The loan she borrows from lenders helps her maintain the growth of her business. Estella hopes that someday, she can expand her general store. She is very thankful to all the lenders for all their support and she will do her best for her business to become profitable.

Estella works hard, not only for herself to have a better life, but also to help others in need. She is hoping to have a long life so that she can continue her mission in life. ASHI is her second family; she found it through staff and her co-members. She enjoys the people that she meets while selling her goods. That’s why Estella is very happy and motivated all day.

Her previous loan from KIVA provided working capital to expand her business and purchase more inventory for her store. Positive growth from her business has helped Estella finance her needs. Since joining ASHI, Estella has experienced positive changes in her life, using the additional income to support her nephew who has enrolled in a doctorate degree in university. Estella hopes her business will continue to flourish so she can provide long-term financial stability for her family. Therefore, she is now requesting another KIVA loan, this time for 45,000 PHP, to purchase more inventory of food for her store. This will allow her to grow her business further so that her nephew can fulfill her dreams of completing a doctorate degree and experiencing a life that’s full of contentment.

Estella’s one hope in life is to have savings in the future for her retirement because she’s now getting older. Thanks in advance to all supporters for funding this loan. Again, this is a great opportunity for making her dreams come true.



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