A loan of $200 helped to buy garments for her sewing business, and to buy some vegetables, meat and fish for her food vending activity.


Erlinda's story

Erlinda is a hard-working mother to her four children. Two of her children are married, and her two children currently work. It's been nine years since her husband died from an illness.

Erlinda's first business is vending of native cakes, vegetables, ice candy, meat and fish. But due to hard work and patience, she is able to have another business, which is sewing of curtains within her local community. According to her, she was able to raise her children alone, through the income gained from her vending activity. She is really thankful because, despite her situation as single mother, still she is able to manage her business and family wisely.

At her age, she hopes to improve and make her sewing business stable, so she will have something to use when she gets weak. With her determination and aim to succeed, she is asking for additional capital of PHP8,000. The loaned funds will allow her to buy garments for her sewing business, and to buy some vegetables, meat and fish for her food vending activity. She hopes to obtain the amount she requested, in order to make it possible to realize her dreams.



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