“In every sacrifice there is a gift." This is what Rebecca believes. Every day, she is very optimistic that she can receive a gift through her business.
Rebecca is 55 years old and married to Euligio. They live in the province of Isabela, and they are blessed with two children: Albert and Janward.
Rebecca is a vendor in their village. She sells different merchandise in order to earn a living. Some of her products include vegetables, fish sauce, goto (congee), and halo-halo during summer in her little stall located near their house.
She would like to request a loan amount of 20,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) to be used as additional working capital for her business to buy different fruits and vegetables. She is always busy with her venture to earn a living. She wishes that somehow, someday, they can uplift their poor living conditions so that her children and future families will not suffer so much from life's difficulties.
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.