Jia achieves $1 million in originations by powering small businesses in emerging markets

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3 min readNov 7, 2023

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We are proud to announce that Jia has crossed the $1 million origination milestone! πŸš€

This is a testament to the dedication, hard work, and unwavering commitment of our team of Jia-raffes (πŸ¦’πŸ¦’πŸ¦’!) in our mission to expand financial access for entrepreneurs around the world.

A picture of Jia’s team holding signs that spell $1,000,000 to celebrate the $1 million origination milestone!

To commemorate this milestone, we want to shine a spotlight on the incredible businesswoman who helped us achieve it β€” Jeanier β€œJean” Basco, owner of Khai Online Store in Manila. Jean’s journey with Jia shows the power of entrepreneurial resilience and the impact of fair finance, so it was only fitting that a loan to finance inventory for her shop brought us to the $1 million mark.

Jean’s story starts with family. A devoted wife and mother of two young children, Jean was determined to find a way to contribute to her family’s finances while being able to work from home. That’s when she found Jia partner Sarisuki, a platform that let her begin her journey as an entrepreneur.

β€œI was looking for an option to contribute to our family’s finances, and Sarisuki made it very easy for a stay-at-home mom like me to start an online store, which was the help we needed.” β€” Jeanier β€œJean” Basco, owner of Khai Online Store in Manila, Philippines

A picture of Jean Basco and her two children at her store in Manila

Her business got a boost when she qualified for a Jia Advance due to her impressive sales record. This financial support allowed her to increase her inventory and cater to more customers in her community.

β€œJia helped me grow my business to what you see now. I use what I borrow to buy more rice grains, one of my best-selling products. Unlike other lending apps I have tried in the past, Jia is different. It really takes care of micro-entrepreneurs with an affordable loan product and flexible terms.” β€” Jean Basco, whose inventory finance loan brought Jia over the $1 million origination mark.

A picture of Jean Basco at her store in Manila

Even when faced with adversity, as her family was asked to move out of their rented house, Jean’s determination never wavered. Instead, it fueled her motivation to continue and expand her business. With the support of her husband and a newfound place, they built a physical store that now serves more customers than ever. Jean has continued to rely on Jia’s support and has successfully completed her 9th loan with us.

Jean’s story is a testament to the spirit of entrepreneurship and the positive impact of accessible financial services. We are immensely proud of her achievements and grateful for the role she has played in helping us reach the $1 million origination milestone.

At Jia, we are committed to supporting entrepreneurs like Jean, and we look forward to sharing many more success stories in the future. Our mission remains steadfast β€” to provide affordable and flexible financial solutions to those who need it most. Thank you for being a part of our journey to financial inclusion and success. Together, we Jia-raffes celebrate this milestone and look ahead to even greater achievements! πŸ¦’πŸ¦’πŸ¦’πŸŒπŸš€

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