Alinia, 44 years old, is widowed and has four children. She has owned and operated a retail store in her village for almost four years. She has a net income of PHP 3,000 every month. She wants to taker a loan of PHP 17,000 to purchase canned goods, breads, curls, noodles, and beverages to sell. She's hoping that her requested loan will be granted so that she can expand her retail store to improve her business.
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.