Benjie, 28 years old, is a single man from the village of Ragan Sur. Benjie is engaged in repairing cellphones. His shop is located in the town of Tumuini in the province of Isabela. Being a single man, he helps his parents with their daily needs. Benjie is starting to save for his future family. He wishes that someday his business will expand so that he can provide a good living for his parents.
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.