A very hardworking and loving mother, Jessica is 33 years old and married with four grown up children. She has been engaged in a retail business for four years to have additional income to sustain the needs of her family. For that reason she is requesting a loan of PHP 10,000 to buy a variety of products such as canned goods, spices and rice for her business. She hopes that someday her business will expand so that she can fill the needs of her family.
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.