Carina lives in the village of San Manuel. She is happily married with three children. She describes herself as an industrious and determined woman. Carina has operated a business selling fruits and vegetables for six years.
Carina is thankful to God because, through her hard work and determination, she has been able to improve her business. Since her business has grown, Carina is also in need of more capital to keep her business progressive. For this reason, she is requesting a loan of PHP 15,000. She will use this loan to buy various kinds of vegetables such as eggplant, squash and bitter gourd for her vegetable-vending business.
Carina believes by offering a greater selection of vegetables, this will enable her to earn a greater income and get ahead in life.
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.