A loan of $2,825 helped a member to invest in expanding her business.

Ma. Susan's Group's story

Ma. Susan S. is from the village of San J.. She is 31 years old and is the group leader of a twelve-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 Ma. Susan S.’s Group.

Ma. Susan is married and has three school-aged children. She owns and operates a general store, selling a variety of different products in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 30,000 PHP a month.

Ma. Susan joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 18,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional products to sell.

Ma. Susan is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding her business. This loan will be her eighth from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand her business.

About ASKI:
ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has twenty-one branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly of farmers, fisherfolk and small entrepreneurs.

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In this group: Ma. Susan, Gemma, Soledad, Thelma, Angelita, Camilo, Amelita, Josefina, Yolanda, Rebecca, Marilyn, Aurora
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