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Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (“Partner in Development”) has joined ADFIAP, raising the number of members in the Philippines to 13. Receiving the plaque of membership from ADFIAP Secretary General, Mr. Octavio B. Peralta, in a simple ceremony at the ADFIAP International Headquarters on September 4, 2012, is ASKI Chairperson & President Mrs. Maria L. Calling, together with Mr. Rolando B. Victoria and Ms. Zoraida M. Libunao, ASKI Executive Director and Resource Mobilization & Communications Director, respectively.

ASKI is 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 in rural communities. It was set up in October 1986 by a group of business leaders in the province of Nueva Ecija in Northern Philippines with a small capital of investment of PhP 460K provided by the Maranatha Trust of Australia which has now grown to PhP 1.56 billion in total assets.

In joining the ADFIAP, ASKI sees the potential in undertaking partnership programs in the areas of microenterprise finance, community development, green finance and good governance as well as in broadening its international networking activities.

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