Erlinda is married and has 3 adult-aged children. To make a living Erlinda plants and harvests a variety of vegetables for sale. Erlinda has been engaged in her business for over 6 years and earns approximately 7,000 PHP a month.
In 2006, Erlinda joined ASKI to improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She successfully repaid a previous loan of 13,000 PHP from ASKI. Erlinda is requesting her eighth loan, for 15000 PHP, which she will invest in her business. She plans to use the additional revenue to make improvements to her house.
ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has 29 branches covering the Northeastern and Central areas. Its clients are mostly farmers, fisherfolk, and small entrepreneurs.
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About Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc.This loan is made possible by Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI), which means “a partner in development.” ASKI has been in operation for 25 years and runs multiple successful initiatives in addition to microlending. Its main microfinance branch focuses on lending to microentrepreneurs, small farmers, and fisher folk. ASKI also provides microinsurance and marketing support for borrowers, as well as educational programs to develop the skills of both borrowers and staff. The ASKI Foundation funds community development projects such as a daycare feeding program and scholarships for children. ASKI Global helps overseas Filipinos develop entrepreneurial and financial skills to maximize the impact of remittances.
ASKI’s motto is “Together, let’s make things happen!” Join ASKI's Kiva Lending Team or view its website.
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