A loan of $450 helped to purchase fertilizers such as manure.

Violeta's story

Violeta R. is from the village of Sto. Niño. She is 40 years old. Violeta is married and has 3 school-aged children. To make a living, Violeta owns & operates a business venture in the agriculture sector raising crops. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from planting & harvesting a variety of vegetables for sale. Violeta has been engaged in her business for over 21 years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2006, Violeta joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Violeta has successfully repaid a previous loan of 22,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to repair a transport vehicle used in the business. Violeta is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. This will be the 10th loan taken out by Violeta from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to make improvements to her house.

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 of farmers, fisherfolk and small entrepreneurs.

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