37-year-old Marilyn is married and has three young children. Her husband works as an independent construction worker. Marilyn has been a vegetables and fruits vendor for two years in the community. Sales have increased recently because of the good service and prices she offers. She sells 150 PHP a day of fruits and vegetables.
Currently she needs another loan of PHP 5,000 to buy food items so that she will earn more money and help her husband with household expenses. Through hardship and patience, she does everything to make her family's life better.
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.