A loan of $1,175 helped to purchase fertilizers such as manure.

Erlinda's story

Erlinda G. is from the village of Sinamar. She is 58 years old and single. Erlinda owns and operates a corn farm. Erlinda has been engaged in her business for over 25 years and earns approximately 15,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month from it.

In 2008, Erlinda joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to do business. She has successfully repaid her last loan from ASKI, which was for 35,000 PHP and was used purchase additional seeds, seedlings, & young crops to raise.

This loan will be her eighth from ASKI. Erlinda is requesting a new loan of 50,000 PHP which will be used to to purchase fertilizers such as manure. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to financially support extended 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 of farmers, fisher-folk and small entrepreneurs.

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