Maxima Andrada
Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija
Client Story
Ms. Maxima Andrada, 43, from Brgy. Villa Isla, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija is married to Jaime Andrada, 48 and a backhoe operator with five children, is an active client of ASKI group loan for more or less three years now.
Febe Cabanisas
Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija
Client Story
Ms. Febe Cabanisas, 48 years of age, married to Apolinario Cabanisas with two (2) children are both residents of Purok Ginuntuan, Linglingay, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija. Febe works as a waitress in an eatery (lugawan) and her husband works as a staff of one of the politicians in Muñoz.
Haidee Dacumos
Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija
Client Story
Ms. Haidee Dacumos, 41 years of age and married to Domingo Dacumos with three (3) children are residents of Purok 2, Barangay Villa Isla, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija. She used to be a rice vendor in their barangay.
Isaias Espinar
Rizal, Nueva Ecija
Client Story
When he learnt about ASKI’s WASH loan program from his brother-in-law, Mr. Isaias Espinar, 51 years of age, and a resident of Barangay Estrella, Rizal Nueva Ecija availed a loan amounting to Ps 20,000.00 with a purpose of building comfort room and to have a source of water (Jetmatic).
Lenieflor Ico
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
ASKI Client Story
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.
Gracelyn Dupingay
Banaue, Ifugao
ASKI Client Story
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.
Marie Grace Empascua
Solano, Nueva Vizcaya
ASKI Client Story
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
Solano, Nueva Vizcaya
ASKI Client Story
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.
Melchor Jose
Solano, Nueva Vizcaya
ASKI Client Story
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
Ilagan City, Isabela
Most Outstanding ASKI Client - Ilagan, Isabela
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.
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