A very responsible mother and wife, Shirley, 48 years old, does everything to help her family and take care of the daily needs of her children. From the village of Dingading, she is engaged in her sari-sari store which is the common name of the general store in their village.
Shirley wants to have more groceries to sell, therefore she is requesting a loan of PHP 25,000 to buy canned goods, noodles, biscuits, assorted bread and other ingredients to sell in her sari-sari store. She hopes that someday she can renovate her house for the convenience of her 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.