Evangeline is a resident of Cabisera 17-21 province of Isabela. She is 40 years old and married to Reynaldo, a farmer. They have two children, Erwin and Reymar.
Evangeline is engaged in a sari-sari store business (a community-based store). She sells different commodities that are needed in every household and she also sells vegetables that she displays in front of her store. With her need for business capital, she decided to request a loan of PHP 50,000. She plans to purchase more groceries for her store. She dreams that someday her two children will finish their studies and have a good future. She always keeps in mind these words, “If others can, why can’t I?”, as her motivation to work hard for 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.