Ofelia is from Amulung. She is married and has two children. Her spouse is a hog dealer, and she sells snack foods like boiled eggs, fish balls, and squid balls. She earns about 5,000 PHP each month and uses it for her family's daily expenses. She is asking for a loan of 11,000 PHP to increase her sales. She will buy fish, eggs, and squid to cook and sell.
She hopes to continue providing good customer service so she can earn enough income to better her family's living conditions.
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.