A loan of $475 helped to purchase additional products to sell.


Lennie's story

Lennie E. is from the village of Bacnor East. She is 26 years old. Lennie is married and has 1 infant-aged child. To make a living, Lennie owns & operates a business venture in the retail sector running a general store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling a variety of different products in the local community. Lennie has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 7000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2008, Lennie joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Lennie has successfully repaid a previous loan of 20,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to purchase new items to expand product offering. Lennie is requesting a new loan of 20000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the 5th loan taken out by Lennie 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 of farmers, fisherfolks 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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