A loan of $250 helped to buy more salt to sell.

Estelita's story

Estelita J. is a 73-year-old woman from Centro Poblacion, Culasi, Antique, Philippines. She is married to Jesus J. who is 72 years old. All of their children have their own families and their own houses.

Although she is 73 years old, she is still strong enough to run her business and is mature in dealing with problems.

Estelita and Jesus are both industrious and work hand in hand in order to survive without depending on their children. Actually, they are the ones who help their children and grandchildren.

The buying and selling of salt is their primary source of income, but sometimes during the fishing season she also engages in fish vending.

Her loan from ASHI is a big help for them because through the capital entrusted to them, they earn an income and through their income they are able to afford their needs and wants. They already have their own business stalls in the market. Moreover, these businesses not only give them an income, but they also provide pleasure to her.

She is applying for a 10,000.00 PHP loan. This amount will be utilized as additional capital to help her buy and sell more salt. She hopes that someday she can become a wholesaler of salt for the entire municipality.

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