A loan of $325 helped to buy stock for her sari-sari store and basket-making materials.

Luisa's story

Luisa E. owns a small "sari-sari" (Tagalog for "various kinds") store. She is also engaged in making baskets, which gets additional income for her family. She is 46 years old and has seven children. She started her business in 2001. Now, she still has a store and still makes good quality baskets which she uses to feed and clothe her family.

She is asking a loan of Php 15,000 from CEVI, Kiva's partner. She will use the loan to buy additional materials for making baskets and merchandise for her store. The loan will truly help her attract more customers and grow her business more.

CEVI helps people start and have their own business. They provide all their clients not just credit assistance but also training and insurance coverage to help their small business to grow.

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