A loan of $2,525 helped a member to purchase additional products to sell.


Virginia's Group's story

Virginia S. is from the town of Sto. Niño, San Agustin. She is 49 years old. Virginia is the group leader of a 19-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. Virginia is married and has two adult-aged children. To make a living, Virginia owns and operates a general store, selling a variety of different products in the local community. Virginia has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately $110 a month from this activity. In 2006, Virginia joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation by engaging in business activities. Virginia has successfully repaid a previous loan of 7,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell. Virginia is requesting a new loan of 9,000 PHP which will be used for the same purpose. This will be her 7th loan from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to expand her business. About ASKI: ASKI is one of the most successful micro-finance institutions in the Philippines. It has 25 branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly farmers, fisherfolk and small entrepreneurs. *Note: To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, this loan was posted using a template to automate the translation by Kiva. Given that manual translation of entrepreneur profiles is costly, Kiva created this template for our Field Partner to allow them to continue to post loans in English while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.

In this group: Virginia, Angelina, Beatriz, Bienvinida, Milagrina, Yolanda, Sonia, Carmen, Erlinda, Leizel, Ronelyn, Perlita, Gloria, Edna*, Elsie, Esther, Rosie, Flordeliza, Susan
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