A loan of $250 helped to expand her shoe-making business.

Merlyn's story

Merlyn, 41, is a strong mother who aims to become successful someday by developing her shoe-making business in the local community. Merlyn is thankful to ASHI for the loans it has provided since her membership, Merlyn has been able to support her business by purchasing required materials. She hopes to further improve her business in the future through hard work and the continued assistance of Kiva partner, ASHI.

Lack of business capital has encouraged Merlyn to ask for financial support from Kiva lenders. She will be glad if her loan request is granted and she will use the loan wisely to purchase needed supplies for her business. Her hard work and perseverance have laid the groundwork in bettering her life. Her long-term goal is to have her own shoe manufacturing shop someday. Merlyn hopes to maintain the long-term sustainability of her shoe-making business. She is very thankful that Kiva lenders through ASHI are able to share in the poverty alleviation program.

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