A loan of $925 helped to purchase new items to expand product offering.

Annabelle's story

Annabelle D. is from the village of Brgy. Quirino, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya. She is 37 years old, married and has 3 school-aged children. Annabelle owns and operates a butcher shop, butchering and selling pork and chicken meat in the market. Annabelle has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 12,000 PHP a month from it.

In 2009, Annabelle joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Annabelle has successfully repaid a previous loan of 30,000 PHP from ASKI, which was used to purchase additional products to sell. Annabelle is requesting a new loan of 40,000 PHP which will be used to purchase new items to expand product offering. This will be the 2nd loan taken out by Annabelle from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/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, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs.

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