A loan of $575 helped to buy groceries.


Liza's story

Liza is an example of a strong woman who can thrive and make a living for her family. A 42-year-old mother of four (Razel, Larry, Raquel and John Paul), she lives in Antipolo, Rizal in the Philippines.

Liza’s main goal is to build a sustainable business to meet the needs of her family; she was thus encouraged to join ASHI, the first KIVA partner in the Philippines, in 1999. The previous loans she received from ASHI were carefully invested in her sari-sari (variety) store. Since then, her business has been performing well and earning her sufficient profit.

Liza needs working capital to help boost her business for increased profit making. She is requesting a new loan of 25,000 PHP as additional capital for her variety store, to be used to pay for groceries for her enterprise.

Liza is optimistic that she can achieve her dreams of providing a good life for her family. Her long term-goal is for her 4 children to finish their studies until they complete their college degrees. She hopes that these dreams will come true and that ASHI will give the best direction and opportunity to her family. Liza is very happy to be a Kiva borrower and says thank you for offering financial support to her business dreams.



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