A loan of $1,150 helped to buy chicken, pork, and fish to sell.


Lil Joy's story

Lil Joy V. is from the village of Culing Centro, Cabatuan, Isabela. She is 46 years old and married with 3 school-aged children. To make a living, Lil Joy sells frozen chicken, pork, and fish in the local community. Lil Joy has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 15000 PHP a month. In 2007, Lil Joy joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Lil Joy has successfully repaid a previous loan of 50000 PHP from ASKI and now requests her 8th loan, for 50000 PHP, to buy more products to sell.

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, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs.

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