Jean L. is from the town of Alimanao Peñablanca, Cagayan. She is 29 years old, married and has three school-aged children. To make a living, Jean sells a variety of personal products in her local community. Jean is just starting this business.
Jean joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Jean is requesting a loan of 20000 PHP to purchase new items to expand her product offerings. This loan will be her third from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has 25 branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly of farmers, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs.
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.