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Mary gen Mata

Philippines

Raising pigs is a common role for women in rural areas. Mary Gen wants to fatten her weaners more quickly and seeks a loan to buy special pellets to supplement their feed. She knows that the more weight the porkers gain, the higher price they will fetch. Mary Gen will use the extra cash to improve the family’s living conditions and ensure her children are educated.

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Editha Garsola

Philippines

Like many rural women, Editha (66) runs a grocery store. These micro retail outlets sell items like coffee, margarine, soap, cigarettes and sweets. Editha knows that if her shelves were fully stocked, she can achieve takings of $40 day. But with little working capital,and with the family consuming stock in lean times, she needs an injection of funds. A loan to restock her shelves will restore earnings and ensure Editha can meet her family’s needs.

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Edelyn Borda

Philippines

In the past, Edelyn sold charcoal, but gave this up as she was earning only $5 a day. Now, at 24, making only $10 labouring on a farm she has decided to go back to the charcoal business. Edelyn sources her supplies from burners who produce the fuel in the nearby forest. A loan will let Edelyn buy charcoal in much larger volumes, which should double her previous earnings. She hopes this will provide enough to support her family.

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Mercy Abisan

Philippines

Mercy (47) has a business selling bbq snacks, from which she can make $5 on a good day. But even with her husband’s income as a motorcycle driver, they still struggle to cover their three children’s daily needs and school costs. Mercy is an optimist, and seeks a loan as working capital to expand her snack stall. With a recapitalised business, Mercy hopes to boost her earnings so that she can secure her family’s future.

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Maria Ranadi

Fiji

In Fiji, kava is a popular non- alcoholic beverage for village folk. Maria (42) was raised on a farm and now intends to cultivate the pepper trees whose dried root supplies the kava powder. She and her husband may also start exporting kava. So Maria seeks a loan to buy seeding and propagation materials, and pest controls to protect the growing plants.

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Finau Takayawa

Fiji

Finau (38) earns her daily income trading fruit and veg in the local market. She wants a loan to increase her stock of cassava, taro, cabbages, pumpkin, and eggplants, and so boost turnover. This extra income will help Finau and her husband provide for their four kids, and assure their education.

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