Arlyn is 27 years old and she is married to Felix O.. The couple has been blessed with three children: Angelica - 12 years old who is in 1st year high school; Cristine Joy - 10 years old who is now a grade-IV pupil; and Felix Jr. - 6 years old.
Arlyn sells fruit and at the same time she also manages their passenger motorcycle. She is busy vending some fruit while her husband is busy cultivating their rice fields.
According to Arlyn, she would like to have a better living but she said that she couldn’t make it because she doesn’t have enough capital for her business. For this reason she would like to borrow capital of PHP 5,000 from Kiva lenders. This amount will really help her in fulfilling her dreams in life so she hopes that her request will be granted.
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.