A loan of $2,750 helped a member to purchase fertilizer.

Marilyn's Group's story

Marilyn C. is from the village of Villa Cayaban, San Manuel, Isabela. She is 36 years old. Marilyn is the group leader of a 14-member group loan offered by ASKI. While each member of the group receives an individual loan, they are all collectively responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members if someone is delinquent or defaults.

Marilyn is married and has three school-aged children. To make a living, Marilyn plants & harvests a variety of vegetables to sell. Marilyn has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 4,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2007, Marilyn joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Marilyn has successfully repaid a previous loan of 13,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional seeds, seedlings & young crops to raise. Marilyn is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. This loan will be the eighth loan taken out by Marilyn from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.

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, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs.

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In this group: Marilyn, Jaquilen, Arceli, Dominga, Leonor, Marilou, Marites, Leticia, Clarita, Conchita, Luz, Vilma, Gloryfine, Zenaida

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