Delia is industrious and a responsible mother to her four children. She is a widower since 2003. Despite her situation as a single parent, Delia didn't stop working hard to sustain her family needs.
Delia owns and runs her home-based general store. She has been in line with this kind of business for more than 5 years. She is grateful because through the income generated from this business, she is able to improve their way of living and provide all her family needs. By this time, three of her children have been settled for marriage and have their own families while the youngest is working. Delia can't really express the happiness she feels nowadays. She knows that God has blessed her a lot.
Delia would like to have continuous improvement of her living condition. For this reason, she is asking for bigger capital in the amount of 40,000 PHP allowing her to buy stock merchandise for her general store. Through this loan amount she would be able to satisfy her costumer demand and economize her expenses in acquiring her merchandise. She hopes that she could have continuous access to financial services from ASKI through the unending support of KIVA lenders.
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.