A loan of $275 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Rosalina's story

Rosalina B. is from the village of Brgy. Buliwao, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya. She is 60 years old. Rosalina is widowed and has three adult children. To make a living, Rosalina owns & operates a business venture preparing and selling cooked food for daily meals. Rosalina has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 7,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2006, Rosalina joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Rosalina has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale. Rosalina is requesting a new loan of 12,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the ninth loan taken out by Rosalina from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.

About ASKI:

ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has 29 branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly farmers, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs.

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