Editha lives in Sta. Teresita and offers pedicure and manicure services. She is 33 years old, married and has six children. She has been patiently working in her chosen field for ten years and she knows that it is not easy to look for money. Despite that, she pursues her work for the progress of her family.
Now, she is requesting a loan of P15,000 to buy nippers, nail polish, nail brushes, cotton and pushers. These materials are necessary in her occupation because without them, she could never perform her work. She hopes to earn higher income through her loan to provide a better education for her children.
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.