Amelia is 52 years old, and she is still strong enough to be involved in the business of selling vegetables to the people in her village. She offers her merchandise door-to-door and earns about PHP 3,000 each month selling fruits and vegetables. She uses her income for school fees and to provide for her family's daily consumption. Amelia aims to increase her income, so she is asking for a loan of PHP 5,000 to buy more tomatoes and cabbages to sell.
Someday, Amelia would like to achieve economic stability and keep improving services to all of her customers.
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.