Doctresa works every day in her business of buying and selling crabs and fish. This enables her to support her household expenses and the cost of her children's schooling. She believes that she is doing well in her business because she offers good quality of crabs and fishes as well as good companionship to customers.
Doctresa is requesting a loan of 22,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) to buy additional fishes and crabs to sell in the market. These will enable her to improve her income as she continues working hard.
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.