A loan of $825 helped to purchase new items to sell.

Rosalita's story

Rosalita S. is from the village of Centro 1, Mallig, Isabela. She is 49 years old. Rosalita is single. To make a living, Rosalita owns & operates a general store selling a variety of different products in the local community. Rosalita has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 6,200 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2007, Rosalita joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Rosalita has successfully repaid a previous loan of 30,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to invest in expanding the business. Rosalita is requesting a new loan of 35,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase new items to expand her product offering. This loan will be the seventh loan taken out by Rosalita from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to financially support immediate members 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 farmers, fisherfolk and small entrepreneurs.

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