Patience and determination has been Myrna's guiding principle in life. She is from the local community of Cordon, married, and has been blessed with three grown up children. Myrna's husband is a farmer while she operates a general store within their locality.
She has run a general store for over 10 years. Aside from retailing, she also engages in a livestock raising business. She is grateful because her previous loan has helped her much in the improvement of her income and with the businesses she has.
This time Myrna is seeking another loan for additional capital amounting to PHP 7,000, which will be used to buy grocery items and four bags of hog feed. She knows that having a complete set of grocery items to offer will enable her to gradually achieve her goals in life.
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.