A loan of $275 helped to buy glutinous rice, sugar, coconut milk and a new electric steamer for her food business.


Avelina's story

Avelina is a forty-four-year-old married woman from Cortes, Bohol. She has four children. She has been in the food vending business for fifteen years. She sells suman (a rice cake originating in the Philippines made from glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk, and often steamed in banana leaves), biko (a Filipino sweet sticky traditional rice cake that is made of glutinous rice or malagkit, coconut milk or gata) and puto (the Filipino term for “rice cake” which is cooked by steaming.).

She has requested a loan of 11,000PHP to buy more ingredients like glutinous rice, sugar, coconut milk and a new electric steamer. In the future, Avelina would like to expand her business to support her family as well as to elevate her status of livelihood.



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