Lydia has been in the business for five years, since she borrowed a loan from ASKI to start her business computer services. She offers games, encoding, and makes occasions cards. Lydia is 42 years old, married, and has two children. At present, Lydia enjoys running the business. Her goal is to increase her income, to further support her family's necessities.
Lydia is asking for a loan of PHP 40,000 to buy computer accessories, like a headphone, a printer, and a webcam. She hopes to encourage more customers and be able to meet her goal.
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.