A loan of $150 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

April Mellowayne's story

April Mellowayne P. is from the village of Nuesa. She is 20 years old. April Mellowayne is married and has one infant-aged child. To make a living, April Mellowayne owns & operates a general store selling a variety of different products in the community. April Mellowayne has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 2,500 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2010, April Mellowayne joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. April Mellowayne is requesting a new loan of 6,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the first loan taken out by April Mellowayne 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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