Annabelle is 34 years old, a very friendly and helpful woman. She relaxes by helping other people, especially the street children who usually sit in front of her business. Annabelle currently has an auto supply shop in her village. After eight years of operating this business, her family's underprivileged lifestyle was improved. She started doing this business as she began to have her own family. Before, she was a helper in a restaurant, which she wouldn’t want to experience again. This has caused her to become a hard worker and fascinated by operating her business to avoid an awful life.
Annabelle wants to make good decisions in order to gain high profits. With her chosen business, she is very happy for the support that her husband has given to her. They are working hand in hand to save for their future and the expansion of her business. Her business brings a good profit which she shares with the street children.
Annabelle was blessed with a 3 year-old boy, and she must provide for his needs. So she is requesting a loan of PHP 50,000 to purchase lubricant oil and other auto supplies that are in demand to produce a higher income. She just hopes that her business will meet her expectations for great changes in their living situation.
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.