A loan of $675 helped to buy additional products to sell.

Larsie's story

Larsie V. is from Guadiz St., Laoac, Pangasinan. She is 52 years old, is married, and has four school-aged children.

Larsie owns and operates a business vending fruits and vegetables. She has been engaged in her business for over twenty years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month.

In 2007, Larsie joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 25,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used as additional capital for buying products to sell.

Larsie is requesting a new loan of 30,000 PHP which will again be used to buy additional products to sell. This loan will her fifth from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.

About ASKI:
ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has twenty-one branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly of farmers, fisherfolk and small entrepreneurs.

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