A loan of $150 helped to buy firewood, sugar, coconuts and banana leaves.

Maria's story

Maria, 54, is from San Pablo and currently lives in Guminga. She is a married mother of five children and she works as a merchant who makes and sells 'kakanin' ( sweet rice with coconut). She has owned her business for over twenty years.

She started her work by helping her mother. It was there that she gained experience and a full understanding of the business. Once she came of age, she decided to keep going in the same line of work because it generated a lot of profit on a daily basis.

This has been her first business which she runs with her husband. She sells her products in the nearby neighborhoods where she lives. She is requesting the loan to buy firewood, sugar, coconuts and banana leaves. All of the ingredients are needed for cooking and to give the 'kakanin' flavor.

The loan will help her a lot since she will be able to invest more in her inventory, increasing her production.

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