A loan of $550 helped will be used to buy supplies of plastic wares to sell.

Pacita's story

In 2006, Pacita found an opportunity to obtain secured business capital. She joined ASHI, a first kiva field partner, and she was encouraged by the stories of poor women of ASHI. She wanted to become successful like them and has used the loans she had since then, for her business.

Because of the opportunity of receiving loan, Pacita was able to start a plastic wares business. She was courageous enough to take all the risk of running a business because her husband was there to support her. She kept a dream in her mind of having all grandchildren finish their schooling and they complete college. She won’t let her grandchildren attain a low level of education like her six children, whom all are under high school graduates and don’t have stable jobs.

Pacita had never hoped for anything but her family. She hopes her children will not have to experience a hard life like the one she and her husband have experienced. She dreams of expanded her business. She sees herself venturing into the wholesale business in the future.

Now she is requesting new loan amounting 24,000 Php. The loan fund will be used to pay for increased inventories of plastic wares to sell. She believes with more stocks will attract more customer in their village.

Pacita’s one hope and dream is to alleviate her family from poverty. Pacita is very pleased to be a Kiva borrower and says thank you for helping fund her business efforst.

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