A loan of $125 helped buying and selling bamboo products and charcoal.

Lorenda's story

Mrs. Lorenda M. hails from Sibalom, Antique, Philippines and is blessed with ten children. At the moment, she has encountered challenges in the schooling of her 2 high school students. Being a mother of 10 is a serious matter, that’s why any problem encountered at her age of 55 is just a part of ordinary life.

"Nanay" (Mama) Lorenda is engaged in buying and selling bamboo products and charcoal. She started with only 10 sacks of charcoal. She had lots of customers such as restaurant owners, neighbors, students and employees. As of now, she and her relative share one stall, that’s why she dreams of having her own shop to display all her products since the customers are satisfied seeing her bamboo products. She is also accepting orders for bamboo as another source of income.

She perseveres to have a name in this kind of business and send her children to school so that they will have a good future someday. She also would like to establish her own shop to display all her bamboo products there. For her, ASHI is a great help for her business, providing capital and insurance for death, and business training that will mould ASHI members' lives.

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