ASKI provides credit to those who does not have access to financial institutions, establishing market links and networks with private and public sectors.
ASKI MUTUAL BENEFIT ASSOCIATION
Aims to promote the welfare of the poor and extend financial assistance to its members in the form of death benefits, medical subsidy, pension and loan redemption assistance.
ASKI is about microfinance and beyond - serving, supporting, educating, and empowering people and communities. In pursuit of ASKI's vision, it continues to find ways to better serve and respond to the needs of ASKI communities.
ASKI MULTIPURPOSE COOPERATIVE
ASKI MultiPurpose Cooperative provides marketing venues to Micro entrepreneurs and commodities at reasonable price through its One-Stop Shop.
ASKI SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTE
Serves as the capacity building arm of the ASKI group of institutions and business units with courses on technical, financial, entrepreneurial, and social aspects to build capacities of ASKI management, staff and clients.
ASKI GLOBAL LIMITED
The organization is wholly committed to helping the overseas foreign worker (OFW) communities be economically and socially developed by harnessing on their potentials.
ALALAY HOLDING AND TRADING CORPORATION
Classified as profit organization - AHTC earnings shall be utilized to further fulfill social development programs and other services of ASKI.
iSynergies' main function is to provide and support business communities to meet information technological infrastructure requirements such as computer based management information and technical support.
ASKI EMPLOYEES CREDIT COOPERATIVE
ASKI Employees Credit Cooperative is a cooperative owned and managed by ASKI employees who have voluntarily joined together to achieve a common bond of interest.
ASKI SCHOOL OF KNOWLEDGE, INC.
ASKI School of Knowledge Incorporated's primary purpose is to provide formal learning education that will help develop the academic and social foundation of children.
VICTORIOUS LABOR SERVICE COOPERATIVE
Established to provide adequate jobs in the formation and distribution of advance labor force solutions and services.
Lenieflor Ico of Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, together with her husband Danilo, dreamed of a better life for their three children. This dream propelled them to try different jobs like planting rice and vegetables in a rented farm, and making and selling charcoal. “We did jobs left and right so we could provide for the needs of our children. We sent them to school to give them a good start for a bright future,” says Lenie. Witnessing the couple’s struggles, Lenie’s sister who works in a bakeshop encouraged her to apply for a vacant position. Grabbing the opportunity to receive a regular monthly salary, Lenie became a baker’s assistant.
Self-reliance is the name of the game for Gracelyn Dupingay, a 24- year old single parent from Banaue, Ifugao. She was only 12 years old when her father died and her mother can barely provide for her and for her three siblings. While still at school, Gracelyn had to start working in order to contribute to the families income. Her mother was into wood-carving and that´s where Gracelyn got involved herself too. Their family owned a small handicrafts shop selling carved woodwork, from small penholders to folded chairs. Gracelyn, still being a student, was able to finish high school while working. However, continuing her education at college was no option due to the financial situation of her family.
A daughter of a farm laborer, Marie Grace of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya had endured all kinds of life difficulties during her childhood together with her five siblings. Marie Grace did have big dreams for her future, but seeing her education run short, she buried those dreams. And these made her more motivated to achieve a better life, a better living.
Elma Galamay is the 47 year old wife of the barangay captain in Solano. She has two daughters, Joyce Ann, 23, working in Manila and Marian Joy, 19. In 1990, she opened a retail store in front of her house and ventured fish selling in 1994. She also has backyard hog raising to further earn. As years go by, she saw the growing needs of her family and realized that she needs to expand or improve the ventures to cope with financial difficulties. Hearing about ASKI, she was quite hesitant at the beginning. She took her first loan of Php5,000 in 2007 and soon got convinced from the good work of ASKI. The fast and good service made her an advocate for ASKI’s programs and even got engaged in the work of ASKI herself.
For five years, Melchor Jose, 35 years old, had been working as househelper in Makati. When he decided to go back to his hometown, he put up a retail store in Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya. Together with his wife Brenda, he was able to earn a small profit from the business for 15 years. They started another store in the elementary school where their children, Minerba, 10, and Mia, 8, are studying. Brenda also started working in the school canteen to earn more.
Evangeline Alvarez, daughter of a tenant farmer and a vendor in Ilagan City, Isabela, was not able to finish high school. Poverty led Evangeline into vending vegetables to help her parents earn for the family. At an early age, she got married to Reynaldo, a baker who is also determined to progress.
Inspiring "Rags-to-Riches" Business Enterprise - Dingalan, Aurora
In 2005, Helen Fabros of Dingalan Aurora, dreamt of living her life out of poverty. Having P500 left in her pocket, she used it as a starting capital and entered into vegetable vending business. Tireless and determined to win in life, she walks everyday with her bilao (large woven tray) full of vegetables to sell her goods and earn for a living. She never gave up; instead, she took everything as a challenge.
Most Outstanding Enterprise of a Husband and Wife Tandem - Mangaldan, Pangasinan
Rebecca and Armando started their business in 1985. With a starting capital of P5,000 the couple worked hard and established a name in the peanut brittle making industry- they are now known as the Ferrer Sweet Peanut Brittle in Sesame.
Most Outstanding ASKI Client - San Ildefonso, Bulacan
Ravenal Quizon of San Ildefonso, Bulacan was a happy-go-lucky bachelor before his mother died in 2005. His lavish living was halted when his mother was fighting for her illness. His mother eventually passed away and he was left with an outstanding bank loan amounting to 2 million pesos
In 2006, Bhaby Francis Rodriguez followed her heart’s desire of becoming an entrepreneur instead of pursuing her profession as a teacher. Her hard-earned savings as a teacher in Saudi Arabia for many years were used to pay for stall rental fees in a mall in Cabanatuan City and established Iskhah’s boutique.