A loan of $475 helped to buy candies, cigarettes, and other items to sell.


Cecilia's story

In her heart, Cecilia harbors the desire to increase her capital to invest in more inventories of candies, cigarettes and other items to sell. With these, she can create more revenue for her family. Above all, she hopes to offer a better quality of life for her four dependent children.

Cecilia requests a loan of 20,000 PHP. Specifically, the loan fund will be use to buy more cigarettes, candies and other items to sell. Let’s support this devoted mother to help her bring well-being and security to the members of her family.

Cecilia believes that her business will help her family rise up and fight against poverty, as well as provide for the needs of her family, most especially in the education of her children.

Cecilia has been a dedicated member of Ahon Sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI), a Kiva microfinance partner in the Philippines, since 2009. Cecilia is thankful to receive the loans to support her business dreams. She hopes to diversify her business in the long term to support the basic needs of her family.

The support of ASHI and Kiva Lenders will enable her to finally reach her dreams in life: to have an expanded business, to fund her children’s education until they finish college, to offer them a good life, and to have a happy family. She also dreams of owning a house and lot someday.

She says “Salamat” (Thank You) to ASHI family and Kiva for the trust given to her and her family. For this inspiration, the couple will work harder to prove that they are worthy of this trust. Her family expressed thanks for supporting their dreams in life and their hope of reaching it.



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