A loan of $500 helped to pay for grocery items and products needed in her variety store.


Lerma's story

This is Lerma, 36, a resident of Dasmariñas, Cavite, Philippines. She is married to Jaime, an employee, and is a mother to her children. Lerma operates a variety store. Her regular customers are her neighbors and the local community. She earns a minimum of Php500 in sales every day.

She is requesting a Php20,000 loan to buy groceries, toiletries and beverages to expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she expands her business.

Lerma hopes to give her children a good education. She meets up with her co-fellowship* members to share stories of her work every week. *A fellowship group is composed of 15 to 30 community partners and meet weekly to study, build social capital, and repay micro-finance loans.



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