Managing a small store in front of her house keeps Clarita busy with her daily routine in Estefania. She untiringly attends to her customers' demand for the affordable, high-quality merchandise she sells. She has sold grocery items for over five years now. Clarita's husband is a farmer and they have two children.
Clarita joined ASKI and has requested a loan in the amount of PhP 33,000 to invest in expanding the business. With the loan funds, she will buy soft drinks, eggs, bread, milk, sugar, and coffee to offer for sale in her store. By stocking more grocery items in her store, she is confident that she will earn more profit from her business.
In the future, Clarita hopes to achieve more sales and become a progressive entrepreneur. She believes that this will also help to provide a progressive life for her children someday.
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.