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A loan of $250 helped to buy products for her general store.

Esther's story

Despite financial difficulty, Esther dreamed to become financially stable in order to support the education of her children and give them a better life. She is 38 years old, married and has three school-age children. She owns and manages a small variety store in their village to help her husband in generating income.

To increase her income, she planned to increase her product offering to satisfy her customers' demand. Due to insufficient capital, she is requesting for an additional of PHP10,000.00 to buy canned goods, soaps, shampoos, soft drinks, seasonings, and beverages to sell. Through patience and strong determination, she believes that she will improve the business and make it more profitable in future.

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