Imelda is 47 years old and lives in the community of Manaring in Isabela Province. Imelda keeps busy everyday selling different vegetables and fruits from the community. She sells her products from house to house in her neighborhood. During her hectic schedule, she makes sure that she also spends time with her family. She is a loving and hardworking mother who ensures that she cooks for her children and her spouse, Wilson. To generate additional income, she is requesting a loan of 17,000 PHP to buy string beans, squash and tomatoes to expand her business and ensure that she can give the family its daily needs.
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.