Amelia is full of hope in life. She is married to a retiree from the military, and has three children. One of her children is married, and the other two are still studying. Amelia and her spouse both aim for their business to progress so they can sustain their family's basic necessities.
Amelia has owned and been running her retail store for five years now and it is the same case with her hog raising business. All she wants in life is to increase the income she generates so that she can support her children's education and have a better way of living, and for her retailer store to be come popular within her local community. To make all these things possible, Amelia is asking for financial support amounting to 15,000 PHP. She will be using this amount to buy groceries such as cooking oil, canned goods, noodles, soft drinks and assorted biscuits for her retail store. Through a complete stock of groceries, there is also a higher assurance that she will get greater income for her family 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.