A loan of $175 helped to purchase additional products to sell.


Ely's story

Ely G. is from the village of San Manuel, Naguilian, Isabela. She is 53 years old, is married, and has two adult children.

Ely 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 3,000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Ely 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 5,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional inventory and used as working capital.

Ely is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be her second 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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