Jocelyn's business is selling a variety of vegetables in the market. She is 46 years old and married. She lives with her family in the village of Mabantad.
She has been in her business for 15 years, and she earns about PHP 2,500 a week. She is thankful because through her business, she was able to provide their daily needs.
Jocelyn wants to have more vegetables to sell. To make it possible, she is asking a loan of PHP 10,000 to buy onions, garlic, eggplants, string beans, and tomatoes to sell. She believes that this loan will enable her to make an improvement in the business.
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.