A loan helped to purchase livestock feed and other supplies.

Levie's story

Levie E. is from the village of Villa Concepcion, Cauayan City, Isabela. She is 36 years old. Levie is married and has 2 school-aged children. To make a living, Levie owns and operates a business venture in the agriculture sector raising livestock. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from raising pigs for fattening and sale. Levie has been engaged in her business for over 2 years and earns approximately 4000 PHP when he sells his raised pig.

In 2008, Levie joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Levie is requesting a new loan of 13,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. This loan will be the fifth loan taken out by Levie from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/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, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs.

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