Vemia is thirty-nine years old and married with three children.
Vemia manages her own welding shop in the village. This business is her primary source of income and provides financially for her family. She has been in this occupation for more than two years and she works hard to better her family's living conditions.
She is requesting a PHP 15,000 loan to buy motor parts and a welding machine as additional equipment for her employees to use so they can provide a fast, yet good quality, service. She hopes to be able to attract more customers.
About Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc.
This loan is made possible by Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI), which means “a partner in development.” ASKI has been in operation for 25 years and runs multiple successful initiatives in addition to microlending. Its main microfinance branch focuses on lending to microentrepreneurs, small farmers, and fisher folk. ASKI also provides microinsurance and marketing support for borrowers, as well as educational programs to develop the skills of both borrowers and staff. The ASKI Foundation funds community development projects such as a daycare feeding program and scholarships for children. ASKI Global helps overseas Filipinos develop entrepreneurial and financial skills to maximize the impact of remittances.