A loan of $625 helped to purchase materials needed to provide services.

Damiana's story

Damiana A. is from the village of Calamagui. She is 49 years old, married and has nine school-aged children. To make a living, Damiana owns and operates a business venture providing manicure and pedicure services to local community members. Damiana has been engaged in her business for over 30 years and earns approximately 5,200 PHP per month from these activities.

In 2007, Damiana joined Kiva partner, ASKI, to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 25,000 PHP from ASKI. This loan was used to purchase materials needed to provide services. Damiana is requesting a new loan of 27,000 PHP, which will also be used to purchase materials needed to provide services. This loan will be her seventh from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and 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, fisherfolk and small entrepreneurs.

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