Dominga is a patient and hard working mother of three children. She is 46 years old and married to a farmer. Dominga is engaged in making and selling snack foods like pancakes and other foods made from glutinous powder. Dominga also cooks Filipino food for meals like caldareta, adobo and tinola that she sells in their village. She also sells breads; banana and juice drinks for additional income.
Dominga dreams of once again sending her child to college. This child temporarily stopped going to college because of the lack of finances. She is aiming to sell more everyday and earn a higher income to pursue her dreams. Dominga is asking for a loan of PHP 50,000 to buy meat, glutinous and ingredients used in cooking foods. She hopes that she can sell more everyday and make her dream come true.
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.