Melita is 40 years old married with two grown children. She lives in the mountainous region of Isabela.
For four years, she has been engaged in selling a variety of products in the community. She is a very hardworking person and a loving mother. She makes sure that she can meet the needs of her children.
She needs a loan to buy snack food, spices, canned goods and drinks for her store. She hopes that her business will expand so that she can sustain the school allowances of 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.