A loan of $775 helped to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale.

Lorena's story

Lorena M. is from the village of Nungnungan, Cauayan City, Isabela. She is 36 years old, is married and has three infant-aged children. To make a living, Lorena owns and operates a business venture in the food sector making and selling food. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling fish balls and other dim sums to the local community. Lorena is just starting this business.

In 2005, Lorena joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting a new loan of 35,000 PHP which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale. This loan will be the tenth loan which she has taken out from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement the family's income.

About ASKI:

ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has 25 branches covering the central and north-eastern areas. Its clients are mostly farmers, fisherfolk and small entrepreneurs.

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