After getting married, Betty Jane began a vegetable-vending business. Her husband assists her in managing this business. She plants vegetables in their field to harvest and sell at the market. She has been in this type of business for 21 years. Managing her business has improved her communication abilities. Through her vending business, Betty Jane is able to send her three children to school. They are in college and high school.
Betty Jane is seeking a loan of 10,000 PHP to buy vegetables and insecticides to apply to her planted vegetables in order to have a good harvest.
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.