A loan of $350 helped to invest in expanding her business.

Noemi's story

Noemi T. is from the village of Lanna, Solana, Cagayan. She is 44 years old and is married with two school-aged children.

Noemi owns and operates a tailoring business, providing general alteration and tailoring services to local community members. She has been engaged in her business for over fifteen years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month.

In 2006, Noemi 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 35,000 PHP from ASKI.

Noemi is requesting a new loan of 15,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding her business. This loan will be her 10th from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to pay her children’s tuition fees.

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-business entrepreneurs.

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