Flordeliza enjoys planting vegetables in her backyard. She has been doing this kind of work since 2000. Her spouse's occupation is a tricycle driver and also a farmer within their local community. She and her spouse have been blessed with four children; two are still studying and the other two are working as security and a delivery boy.
Flordeliza would like to increase her sales and profits, but her capital intended for her vending business is not enough. She is seeking financial services from Kiva lenders and requests a loan of 15,000 PHP, which will be used to buy vegetable seeds such as squash, eggplant, and okra. She hopes to make her vegetable garden more productive so she can generate a bigger income. This would enable her to support her children's educations and improve her family's financial stability.
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.