A loan of $125 helped to purchase additional products to sell.


Shirley's story

Shirley A. is from the village of Mapuroc, San Mateo, Isabela. She is 48 years old, married and has two school-aged children. To make a living, Shirley owns and operates a business venture in the retail sector planting and harvesting fruits and vegetables for sale. Shirley has been engaged in her business for over two years and earns approximately 4,000 PHP per month from these activities.

In 2010, Shirley joined Kiva partner, ASKI, to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be her first 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 38 branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly 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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