Anida is the owner of a furniture-making business in the rural village of Catabban Burgos, Isabela. With her income from the said business, Anida is able to support her family needs at home and in school where she sends her children. She is already 45 years old and is happily married to Jose L., 47 years old.
Anida, on the other hand, also manages a direct selling business of Avon products in their village where she earns a 25% commission for every PP 100 worth of sold products. Her business commission is a big help and, together with their income from their furniture-making business, they are able to continue to send their five children to school.
The couple dreams that their children will successfully finish their education and will have a good future someday. Thus, trying all their best to comply with their responsibilities as good parents to their children and to do this further, Anida is requesting a loan of PHP 12,000 from Kiva to support the progress of their furniture-making business.
About Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc.
This loan is made possible by Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI), which means “a partner in development.” ASKI has been in operation for 25 years and runs multiple successful initiatives in addition to microlending. Its main microfinance branch focuses on lending to microentrepreneurs, small farmers, and fisher folk. ASKI also provides microinsurance and marketing support for borrowers, as well as educational programs to develop the skills of both borrowers and staff. The ASKI Foundation funds community development projects such as a daycare feeding program and scholarships for children. ASKI Global helps overseas Filipinos develop entrepreneurial and financial skills to maximize the impact of remittances.