Aurea R. is 43 years old. She is married to Pedrito, who works as a farmer in their village. They have two children: Precious Ayse - 16 years old, second year college and Ashley, 3 years old. The family is living a simple life in the rural village of Cutog Grande, Reina Mercedes, Isabela. Aurea aims to give her family with a progressive living. This is the reason why she is doing her best in the business to become successful.
Aurea is a soft drink dealer. With her desire to become more productive, she is now requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva lenders amounting to PHP25, 000.00. She is also hoping that someday, she could have her own delivery truck to further serve her customers. At the moment, Aurea is catering most of the community stores in their village with their need for soft drinks. The business is good and she believes that it will grow with her patience and hard work.
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.