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Client Name: "Felicisima Aguirre" Address: "Gines, Zarraga, Iloilo"
Losing a husband was painful for a 54 year old mother in Gines, Zarraga, Iloilo. Yet despite the struggles of raising a daughter alone, she came out victorious knowing for a fact that aside from her daughter, she was never alone.
For Felicisima Aguirre, when her husband died she had lost a part of her self. She knew that she must serve both as mother and father to her only child. Knowing as well that with only an unfinished high school diploma at hand, the road to a better life will never be as smooth as she hoped to be.
Prior to her husband's demise, in 1998 Felicisima did her share of paying their expenses by selling native delicacies in the Zarraga Public Market. She started selling salted peanuts, balut or boiled duck egg with a starting capital of 200 pesos. For 11 years she had evolved in that capital earning her just enough money to suffice the meal for the day. She knew that with such amount they could never elevate their ways of living and send her child to get a college degree. And just then, she was left without a husband and hospital bills to pay along with the funeral expenses to settle.
After her husband's burial, a friend introduced her to TSKI. She found herself attending the seminars and orientations sponsored by TSKI in their center. Little that she had expected, she was already joining TSKI. Felicisima was able to loan a sufficient amount to use as capital for her business.
Hard work along with determination, she was able to increase her sales and little by little she was able to pay off the loan she received from the company. Income also doubled and she was confident enough to send her daughter to school which at the present is in her secondary level.
Despite all of this she knows that she can still earn more, so with an additional capital she could be able to purchase additional goods that she knows her costumers will be encouraged to buy.
Aside from the financial assistance, Felicisima learned that after her husband's death she still could grow and become self reliant. Although she has to trudge unto life alone, she knows that God was there all along. She was never alone.