Liezl is 22 years old, and single. She requested a loan in order to purchase boxes of milk, snack foods, drinks, canned goods and different products for daily needs. She started her business a year ago. It was her mother’s business, but she inherited it. She used to help her mother prepare and serve customers.
She is happy with the loan she received, because she will buy supplies needed to keep her customers happy. Her business matters, because it helps her financially. She is happy when people are satisfied with the service provided. She feels proud when they tell her that her store has complete products so that they don't need to go to the town just to buy. She uses the earnings to invest for the future when she will build her own family.
She hopes to build a house on a piece of land when she has her own family. She also hopes for her business to continue to grow, in order to provide a better life for her parents, and for them to have what they need.
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.