A loan of $175 helped to purchase additional products to sell.


Mirna's story

Mirna C. is from the town of Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. She is 55 years old. Mirna married and has 3 adult children. To make a living, Mirna owns & operates a general store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from selling a variety of different products in the local community. Mirna has been engaged in her business for over 15 years and earns approximately 4000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2010, Mirna joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Mirna is requesting a loan of 7000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be the 1st loan taken out by Mirna from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to financially support immediate members of her family. About ASKI: ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has 38 branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly of farmers, fisherfolk and small entrepreneurs. *Note: To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, this loan was posted using a template to automate the translation by Kiva. Given that manual translation of entrepreneur profiles is costly, Kiva created this template for our Field Partner to allow them to continue to post loans in English while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.



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