Christy is a diligent mother and wife who is engaged in buying and selling fruit and vegetables in the market. She is 42 years old and has only one child. She and her husband aim to become successful and financially stable in order to have a better future. Her willingness to strengthen her business made her decide to borrow a loan of P5,000 to buy more vegetables such as eggplants, potatoes, bitter melon, 'pechay', green pepper, cabbage, garlic and onions to sell. She is hoping that her loan request will be granted by KIVA lenders through ASKI so that she can make more improvement in the 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.