Roselily is 40 years old and is married to Domingo, a tricycle driver. They have five children: Reychelle Ann, 18 years old and a second year college student studying management; Joana Marie, 16 years old and a college student; Ria Abigail Michael, 24 years old and a college graduate; Mark, 21 years old and a high school graduate; Mariel, 12 years old and in the first year high school; and their youngest is Marvin, 8 years old, who is a grade II student. They live in the rural village of Calamagui San Pablo, Isabela Cagayan.
Roselily is engaged in beauty services. She offers manicures, pedicures and hair cutting, and she earns a daily income of 200 PHP. Their other source of income is though a motorcycle transport business operated by her husband. She wants to obtain a loan from Kiva lenders amounting to 15,000 PHP for additional requirements in her business, and for the education of their children. She hopes and prays that Kiva lenders will grant her a loan in order for her to have a productive 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.