Robinson is known to be a responsible and hardworking man. He is 52 years old, married and has four children. His wife, Julieta, is his partner in managing a talipapa (vegetable stall) and a small retail store selling grocery items to the people in their village. Sometimes, Robinson also extends credit on his merchandise but makes sure to collect them by the end of the week. He aspires to keep improving his service and sales. He is asking for a loan of PHP 30,000 to buy cases of soft drinks, sardines, eggs, milk, sugar, soap and shampoo to sell. It will help him diversify his business.
Increasing his income will also provide a fortunate life for his 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.