- Business Location:
- North Cotabato
- Sari-Sari Store and Hanging Nets
As the adage goes, “disability does not equal inability.” This is what the story of Maxima Calud from Kabacan, North Cotabato, wants to tell us. Despite her blindness, Maxima makes and sells hanging nets to make ends meet. Her husband, Joaquin Calud, serves as her eyes and helped her establish their own Sari-Sari store.
Because of her disability, Maxima is often shut out of basic livelihood opportunities. She related that some lending institutions are doubtful of her ability to generate enough income to pay off her loan. But with KMBI, her disability did not hinder her chance of getting additional capital. She used the loan she got from KMBI to expand her business.