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A loan of $500 helped to purchase vegetables to sell in their village.


Carmencita's story

Carmencita, 51 years of age, is married. They were blessed with seven children.

Carmencita is a vegetable vendor in the village of San Luis. When she sells, she earns a net income of PHP 5,000 every month.

Carmencita requested a loan of PHP 20,000 to purchase vegetables to sell. Her income usually goes to the family’s daily expenditures. She's hoping that her requested loan amount will be granted so that she will be able to gain more income from her business.



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