Ame Grace is from the village of Dingading. She is 24 years old, and is married with one child. To generate income, Ame Grace is engaged in a direct-selling business. She offers lotions, cologne and perfume to her local community.
She wants to have more products to offer and sell to her customers, that is why she is asking for a loan of the amount of PHP 30,000 to buy lipstick, shoes, lotion, deodorant and cologne to sell. Ame Grace believes that through patience and hard work her family will survive poverty.
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.