A loan of $675 helped to purchase fertilizers such as manure.

Miriam's story

Miriam G., from the village of San Pedro, Alicia, Isabela, is 38 years old, married and has four school-aged children. To make a living, Miriam plants and harvests rice for sale. Engaged in this business for a number of years, she earns approximately 60,000 PHP every cropping.

In 2008, Miriam joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Now requesting a new loan, her third, of 30000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure, Miriam 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 25 branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly farmers, fisherfolk and small entrepreneurs.

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