“Every successful person in life began by pursuing a passion, usually against all odds” is a guiding principle of Christian. He is 28 years old, married and has two children. He is managing a dry goods business which sells an assortment of ready to wear clothes. He has been in this business six years, since he finished his college education.
Christian inherited the business from his parents. Christian wishes for the growth of the business and to maintain it especially since he has to family to feed. Christian is requesting a loan of P30,000 to buy dresses, short pants and shirts. He hopes to maintain the business, increase his income and give his family a better standard of living.
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.