Flordeliza has a general store located in the village of Ballacong, Ilagan, Isabela, where her family also lives.
Flordeliza has been engaged in her retailing business since 2000 and according to her it is somehow improving. She hopes to maintain and expand her business further to earn more income for her family. She is requesting a loan of Php 8,000 from Kiva lenders. She plans to retail vegetables for additional profit. The loan she is requesting will be of big help for the expansion of her retailing business.
Flordeliza is a businesswoman already 51 years old. She is married to Pedro who works in a government agency. Most of their children are school-aged and, for this reason, the couple works hard to sustain their children’s educational needs and the other needs of their family. Uplifting their living conditions is one of Flordeliza’s goals.
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.