A loan of $1,400 helped a member to purchase livestock feed & other supplies.

Amelia's Group's story

Amelia A. is from the village of Sto. Domingo. She is 35 years old. Amelia is the group leader of a 5-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. The official name of this borrowing group is Amelia A. group.

Amelia is married and has 2 school-aged children. Amelia owns & operates a pig breeding business. Amelia has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month.

In 2008, Amelia joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Amelia has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to purchase livestock feed & other supplies. Amelia is requesting a new loan of 18,000 PHP which will also be used to purchase livestock feed & other supplies. This loan will be the fifth loan taken out by Amelia 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: Amelia, Ledesma, Leticia, Myrna, Venus

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