A loan of $575 helped fish vending.


Ed Rose's story

Ed Rose S. is 24 years old. She is from a municipality where we find the famous rafflesia, a very large and rare flower; this is the municipality of Sibalom, Antique, Philippines. She is a very industrious mother and a loving wife of July S., a fish vendor. They have two children; they are James Michael and Julie Rose.

Because of poverty they did not finish their studies in college; that’s the reason opportunities for them are very limited and they could not find decent jobs. So when ASHI came into their baranggay (district or neighborhood), they didn’t let that opportunity pass by. Instead, she joined as a member and she starts to dream for their future.

Her first loan was used in her business: buying and selling fish. This business is managed by her husband. The income that they earned from this business really helped them to sustain their basic needs, and sometimes, if they got a bigger income, she set aside some money for her savings.

As of now, she is applying for 10,000 Philippines pesos for her next loan. This amount will be utilized as additional capital for her fish-vending business.

Her greatest dream in life is to have more capital so that they will have also a bigger income that will sustain their needs, especially for the educational expense of their children. She also wishes to have a decent house someday.



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