Jelly is a 31-year-old married woman who has worked as a tailor for three years. She enjoys her business. She has been able to raise her children with the income she generates from her tailoring business. Jelly plans to have her own tailoring shop someday in order to display all of her sample curtains and pillow cases. Currently, she brings her samples to the market to encourage sales. She is highly motivated to improve her enterprise in order to increase her income.
Jelly is now requesting a loan of PHP 15,000 to buy garments to make curtains and pillow cases. She hopes to make her dreams come true through her hard work and patience in managing her businesses.
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.