Lilia, 27 years of age, is married to a farmer and they blessed with two children. She has owned and operated a retail store for almost six years. With this business, she's earning a net income of PHP 4,000 every month.
She would like to avail herself of a loan amounting to PHP 10,000 to purchase condiments, canned goods, noodles, and beverages to sell in her store. She's hoping that her requested loan will be granted, so that she can improve and expand 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.