A loan of $425 helped to buy spices, canned goods and soft drinks.


Romelita's story

Romelita is 54 years old. She is married and has six children.

Romelita started her business by selling vegetables. She bought vegetables in the markets and made rounds in their village. When she got tired of making rounds with her vegetables, she decided to put up a small sari-sari, or general, store in her village. She has been in business for 20 years.

Romelita sells biscuits and beverages. With her determination to gain additional profits, she also cooks glutinous cake to sell. Romelita would like to borrow 17,000 PHP in order to buy spices, canned goods and soft drinks for her sari-sari store business. Romelita hopes to improve the business and increase her profit for her family’s future.



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