About Us
ASKI the organization was born in October 1986 in the year of the EDSA People Power Revolution when social issues like poverty and unemployment were widely felt. A group of business leaders in Nueva Ecija, out of Christian zeal and compassion, joined hands to think of a positive response to the issues and help deliver an economic turnaround - micro-enterprise.

ASKI was officially registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 23, 1987 as a non-stock, non-profit organization committed to the promotion and development of micro and small-to-medium enterprises and the delivery of social services. It formally launched operations on July 1, 1987. From its starting fund of Php 460T, ASKI's investment has grown to a total portfolio of Php76M in 2004. From a small playing field in Cabanatuan City, ASKI has branched out into other provinces in Central Luzon and adjacent Regions I and II. From a handful of savings and loan services, ASKI's lines have diversified into a capital build-up and other cooperating arrangements.

They chose to start small and right at home in Cabanatuan City. With a small capital of investment of Php 460,000 provided by the Maranatha Trust of Australia, the group reached out to small entrepreneurs, to the street players, to the movers of the micro economy that had no access to bigger funding institutions. Challenged by their mission and the efforts of other development NGOs, the founders and managers dug deep and wide on their routes of service. Slowly, the organization grew into what it is today, a byword in eco-social development in Central Luzon and nearby regions - Alalay sa Kaunlaran - a partner in development.

ASKI attributes its success to a values-oriented philosophy on entrepreneurial lending, believing that no Return on Equity can be realized without an informed, responsible and conscientious clientele. For ASKI's loan portfolio in complemented by support services like values training, social preparation, community organizing, institution building and financial management. ASKI today goes on, inspired by the confidence that the strength of any country lies in a strong middle class that can only come about by putting into the hands of the micro entrepreneur what he needs to become a macro.
Our Vision
A global development organization committed to Holistic transformation.
Our Mission
To promote socio-economic development through client-focused financial and non-financial services anchored on Christian principles.
Our Logo
ASKI's logo immediately tells us that Christian values animate the organization: the world appears to be held by two encompassing hands and overlaid by a cross. In ASKI's own words: "two open palms anchoring a globe and a tall cross standing in the middle of them" inspired by ASKI's ambition to reach out the world while tugging the sleeve, or conscience, of the world so that its rich nations could aid poor in the Philippines.

Putting to heart the biblical passage, "Without a vision, man shall perish," (Proverbs 29:18), the members of the initially thought of their work as a way of providing the conditions for indigent people to attain dignity through the provision of food on their table and shelter above their head. They inteded to do these by providing initial capital and training the poor to be entrepreneurs, so that small the initial capital may be, with work their income would grow.
Our Core Values
  • God-centeredness
  • Committed to serve the needy
  • Humility
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Stewardship
  • Transformation
  • HRD Updates
    HRD Update
    As of December 31, 2019
    Total Number of Employees1047
    Business Units:
         ASKI Group of Companies86
         Alalay sa Kaunlaran Microfinance      Social Development Inc. 819
         ASKI MBA, Inc20
         ASKI Foundation, Inc.11
         ASKI Multipurpose Cooperative21
         ASKI Skills and Knowledge Institute,      Inc. 30
         ASKI Global Limited 1
         Alalay Holding and Trading      Corporation 6
         iSynergies, Inc. 12
         ASKI School of Knowledge, Inc. 6
         ASKI Employees Credit Cooperative4
         St. Jude Travel and Tours 30
         LOLC ASKI Finance, Inc.26
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