A loan of $150 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Lucrecia's story

Lucrecia S. is from the village of Rizal, Quirino, Isabela. She is 61 years old. Lucrecia is married and has three adult children. To make a living, Lucrecia owns and operates a specialized retail store. The main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling fruits and vegetables, meat, and fish in the local community. Lucrecia has been engaged in her business for more than 10 years and earns approximately 9,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2008, Lucrecia joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Lucrecia has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell. Lucrecia is requesting a new loan of 6,000 PHP, which will also be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the fifth loan taken out by Lucrecia 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, fishers, and small-business entrepreneurs.

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