Ghenie is 35 years old, married, and has three children. His wife works abroad while he manages a store for income.
He is now asking for a loan of PHP 7,000 to buy soft drinks, sardines, noodles, soap, and shampoo to sell. It will help improve his sales capacity and income, as well.
Ghenie hopes to keep achieving a good income for his children's education and to achieve better employment, someday. He hopes his wife will not be working abroad anymore.
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.