Selling of street foods in her village is Dely’s business. She sells barbeque, hotdogs and kikiam, to generate income. (Kikiam is a Filipino dish made with gound pork and vegetables, rolled in a dried tofu sheet and deep-fried, usually served with a dipping sauce.)
Dely is 57 years old and still single. Aside from selling of street foods in her village, she is also engaged in a hog-raising business. Dely’s goal in life is to help her relatives, especially her niece and nephews in pursuing their education.
Dely wants to extend the foods she offers to her customers. She wishes for a loan of PHP 17,000 to buy meat and ingredients for barbeque-making. She hopes to have more customers, raise her income, and continue supporting her relatives as well.
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.