To earn a living, Gloria owns and operates a business venture in the retail sector. Specifically, she operates a specialized retail store, where she sells goods to her fellow community members. Gloria has been engaged in this business for over 13 years and earns approximately 4,500 PHP per month from these activities.
In 2009, Gloria joined ASKI to gain access to financial services. In turn, she was able to engage in business activities and to thereby improve her standard of living. Gloria recently successfully repaid a prior loan in the amount of 6,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to to purchase new items in order to expand her product offering. Gloria is now requesting another loan, this time in the amount of 8,000 PHP (though the total loan amount being sought by the group is 29,000 PHP, or $650), which will be used to purchase additional inventory and expand her working capital. Notably, this loan would be the third loan taken out by Gloria from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to further improve/expand her business.
About ASKI: ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has 29 branches, which cover the Central and Northeastern areas of the country. Its clients are mostly farmers, fishermen/women, and 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.
ASKI’s motto is “Together, let’s make things happen!” Join ASKI's Kiva Lending Team or view its website.
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