Bedcia is a responsible housewife of Ernesto. They are living in Brgy, Manamtam, Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya. She aims to become successful in her business so that she can support the studies of their three children who are presently in their secondary and elementary level. They want them to finish their studies in college so that they will find stable jobs in the future.
Despite the economic crisis that they are experiencing, the couple still has their strong faith and determination in maintaining their business towards success. Bedcia used to roam everyday from one house to another to sell their vegetables. She is patiently doing the business for the welfare of her family. She is asking to borrow a loan from Kiva amounting to PHP10, 000 as additional capital. She hopes that someday through the lenders' help, and hard work and patience in the business, her family will someday able to overcome the hardships of life.
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.