Jocelyn is 43 years of age, married, and has only one child. Her husband is an overseas Filipino worker in Canada. With the help of her husband, they are able to educate their only child and sustain their daily needs.
Jocelyn would like to earn independently, so she focuses herself on running her handicraft business. At this time, she has four helpers in making home-made plastic baskets, shoulder bags, and fruit trays. She is really grateful because of the blessings she has. According to her, she is able to make six shoulder bags and ten fruit trays a day.
Her business is growing, so she is also in need of additional capital to develop the quality of her products and to make more stock. With her determination in life, she is requesting additional capital amounting to PHP 35,000. She hopes to obtain this amount to be able to increase her income and employ more people to work with her handicraft business.
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.