A loan of $150 helped to purchase materials.

Delia's story

Delia O. is from the village of Bacnor West. She is 40 years old and married with a school-aged child. To make a living, Delia owns and operates a business that provides manicures and pedicures in her local community. Delia has been engaged in her business for over 20 years and earns approximately 2,000 PHP a month.

Delia joined ASKI in 2010 to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 7,000 PHP from ASKI that was used to purchase materials and expand her services. Delia is requesting a loan of 6,000 PHP to purchase business materials. This will be her third loan. Delia plans to use the additional revenue generated with her loan to pay her child’s school tuition fees.

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.

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