A loan of $700 helped a member to purchase livestock feed & other supplies.


Susana's Group's story

Susana B. is from the village of Olango. She is 46 years old. Susana is the group leader of a 6-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.

Susana is married and has 2 adult children. Susana owns & operates a livestock business raising pigs for sale. Susana has been engaged in her business for over 20 years and earns approximately 2,000 PHP a month.

In 2010 Susana joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Susana is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase livestock feed & other supplies. This loan will be the first loan taken out by Susana from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve and 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, fishermen and small entrepreneurs.

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In this group: Susana, Benjulita, Lenie, Erlinda, Merly, Beverly*
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