Marilyn spends her time each day selling dry goods in the market. She sells clothes and shoes. While managing her business, Marilyn is also improving her selling skills to approach more customers, which will help her earn a better income. Marilyn wants to borrow a loan of 40,000 PHP to buy more clothes and shoes to sell. She will use her earnings to support her family needs, particularly her children's education. She is doing her best to grow the business and improve their lifestyle.
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.