Dahlia is helpful. She is married to Romeo, and together they generate income to provide sustenance for the family, such as meals and school fees. She runs a small store in front of her house and her spouse is a tricycle (motorcycle) operator. Dahlia hopes to improve her sales because her spouse's income from his business is not stable. So, she is asking for a loan of PHP 15,000 to invest in buying more merchandise to sell. She will buy sardines, coffee, sugar, eggs, soap and shampoo.
With hard work, faith in God and good income, Dahlia believes that her family will enjoy a fortunate life 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.