Mary John offers a variety of fruits within her local community and nearby villages. She has been in line with this kind of business for 13 years. Through her dedication and patience, Mary John is able to run her business well.
Now Mary John would like to increase the boxes of apples, oranges, bananas, pears, grapes, and rambutan (a tropical fruit) because they are saleable within her community. But because of a shortage of funds, she is asking for a loan of PHP 35,000. She knows that this loan amount will lead her into the realization of her goal in life.
In the business picture, the client wears a brown blouse, while her project officer wears a brown jacket.
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.