A loan of $275 helped to purchase livestock feed and other supplies.

Jinky's story

Jinky P. is from the village of Sandiat West. She is 26 years old. Jinky is married and has two school-aged children. To make a living, Jinky owns and operates an agricultural business raising livestock. The main source of income for the business comes from raising pigs for sale. Jinky has been engaged in her business for over four years and earns approximately 4000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2008, Jinky joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Jinky has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. Jinky is requesting a new loan of 12000 PHP which will also be used to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. This loan will be her seventh from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue to pay her children's tuition fees.

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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