A loan of $350 helped to purchase new items to expand her product offering.

Rebecca's story

Rebecca R. is from the town of Bayombong,Nueva Vizcaya. She is 61 years old. Rebecca is widowed and has 4 adult children. To make a living, Rebecca owns & operates a specialized retail store, selling personal products such as glasses and watches in the local community. Rebecca has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 6000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Rebecca joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Rebecca has successfully repaid a previous loan of 8,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell. Rebecca is requesting a new loan of 15000 PHP which will be used to purchase new items to expand her product offering. This will be the 5th loan taken out by Rebecca from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.

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.

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