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.
Raising nine children was not easy for Zenaida and Teofilo Avellaneda of Baler, Aurora. They knew that to provide for their family needs they must double their efforts and look for other ways to augment their meager income. Zeny engaged into a beauty product dealership and buy and sell of fruits at the same time. Teofilo, on the other hand, worked as a contractual employee in a government agency and got engaged into hog raising also.
Couple Takes Pride In Preserving Ifugao’s Heritage
Lolly Cabbigat is an Igorot who hails from Alfonso Castaneda, Nueva Vizcaya. She and her husband Jonathan managed Four H Handicraft, a woodcraft business that showcases Igorot skills and artistry. A talented wood carver and carpenter, Jonathan handles the production aspect while Lolly takes care of marketing operation of the business. "We decided to go into this kind of business because we also want to preserve the unique cultural heritage of the Igorots," says Lolly.
Yolanda "Yoly" Clemencia, 40, married to Larry Clemencia, a mother of four from San Isidro, Baggao, Cagayan started as an entrepreneur with a minimal capital. In 1995, she opened her small store with a P3,000-worth of groceries owed from a relative. She paid this on installment basis. Her husband, on the other hand was a regular construction driver in Tuguegarao with P50 daily salary.
When typhoon "Yoyong" struck the country in 2003, Delmar Duginon, 34, of Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya was not spared by the damage caused by the calamity. Many properties and businesses were lost including that of Delmar. He was managing a rice retailing business back then. "I lost my business that resulted to great debt. I just thank the Lord because no one from my loved ones got hurt from the said typhoon," recalls Delmar.
From her native but elegantly designed sabutan handicrafts, Rosalinda T. España, of Brgy. Suklayin, Baler, Aurora proves that she doesn't need to be a corporate executive to earn a good income every month. Sabutan is a specie of pandan that grows from two to four meters tall and can be found in mountains, terrains and forested areas.
Many Filipinos got turn off with the strong smell of dried fishes but not May Fores of Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac City. She proved that there is nothing fishy in a lucrative business. In 2002, May started selling dried fishes in her hometown because of its great potential. "We were influenced by the boss of my husband who is a Chinese and was a dried fish dealer. My husband and I saw the potential of selling dried fishes in the market and we agreed to make it as a business," May shares.
Single Mom Gets College Diploma, Succeeds In Business
Who would have thought that a single mother who had an early marriage and unable to finish college would later become successful in her business and receive a diploma at the same time? Nanette T. Gacias of Tuguegarao City did. Marriage at an early age did not stop her to pursue her business and most importantly getting a college degree. She finished Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Management at the same year.
Zenaida, 55 and Domingo Guray, 60 of Maria Aurora, Aurora started with nothing when they got married in 1979. They never experienced having expensive gifts unlike other newlyweds who started comfortably. All they can remember was a small piggybank. The couple grew up poor so they were used to living in poverty. Zenaida was working as a household help when she met Domingo or Domeng, a farmer.
Onion farmers in Barangays Kaliwanagan and San Agustin in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija have one good reason to be glad. This is because marketing their produce is no longer a problem.Through the project bridging the farmers to the Jollibee food supply chain, the members of the KALASAG (Brgys. Kaliwanagan and San Agustin) Farmers Producers Cooperative are now benefitting from the value chain system project.
Being wrong in the first business made her realized that she can even have more than earning a small income. How? By choosing the right one. For 15 years, Anita Ladores, 58, of Dingalan, Aurora and her husband Angel were managing a rattan business. Unfortunately, her business for so many years didn't turn out to be successful due to low income, insufficient capital and the crab mentality of some hometown folks. She also found out that rattan products were not that easy to market.