A loan of $175 helped to buy soft drinks, noodles, canned goods, sugar, detergent soaps, snack foods, beverages and seasonings to sell.


Melinda's story

Melinda is 25 years old, married and has one school-age child. She and her husband are both farmers residing in a rural community. Despite the hardships of living, they have the determination to uplift their status of living. Aside from farming, Melinda runs a small variety store in her village to generate additional income. She aims to improve and strengthen the business to make it profitable. Lack of capital motivates her to borrow a loan of PHP 7,000 from KIVA lenders through ASKI. This will be used to buy soft drinks, noodles, canned goods, sugar, detergent soaps, snack foods, beverages and seasonings to sell. She is hoping that someday her business will grow.



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