Selling dried fish to the people in her village is how Zenaida earns an income. She has been selling dried fish for more than six years now and gains PHP 8,000 each month. She offers her products on a house-to-house basis. Though she is sometimes very tired, she patiently sells fish for her family's sustenance, including paying for meals and school expenses.
Zenaida is now 36 years old and married with two children. Her spouse is a farmer.
Zenaida is now asking for a loan of PHP 15,000 to buy more dried fish to sell. From the help of this loan, she will be able to offer more products and gain more income, too. She is friendly and will always be approachable to her customers. She hopes to educate her children to acquire better employment someday.
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.