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A loan of $300 helped to buy more stocks of soft drinks, detergent soaps, rice, noodles, cellphone load, beverages, and seasonings to sell.


Perlita's story

Perlita is a hard-working mother who owns and manages a small variety store in her village. She is 56 years old, married, and has six adult-aged children. She and her husband aim to give their children a better living, thus they really want to improve their livelihood.

With that, Perlita really desires to improve her variety store to generate more income. However, due to insufficient capital, she is asking for a loan amounting to PHP 12,000 to buy more stocks of soft drinks, detergent soaps, rice, noodles, cellphone load, beverages, and seasonings to sell. She is very positive that, with the loan, she will generate higher income.



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