A loan of $225 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Irene's story

Irene P. is from the village of Capellan. She is 31 years old, married and has 1 school-aged child. Irene owns & operates a general store where she sells a variety of products. Irene has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 4,000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Irene 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 8,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell. Irene is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be the third loan taken out by Irene 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 29 branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly farmers, fishermen and small entrepreneurs.

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