Bita is 54 years old. She has a stand where she sells fruit and vegetables, as well as eggs, drinks, plastic toys, candy. Bita always tries to have her business stocked even it is only with a few items. She lives with her life partner. Together they support their five children. Bita's business is located in front of their house, which is very positive for her, and it is in view of everyone who passes through the area. Bita is requesting a loan of PHP 6,000 to invest in purchasing more products in order to increase her earnings. This will allow her to serve more customers, which she hopes will allow her to continue providing all the necessities for her children.
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.