Susan is already 46 years old and married to Efren, a farmer in their community. They live in the rural area of Barangay San Juan, Quirino, Isabela. The couple was blessed with three children: Pol Nino,15 years old, a high school senior; Paul John,13 years old, a high school sophomore; and Zaira, the youngest, 10 years old, and in grade school. Susan hopes that with their sacrifices in the businesses, they may able to continue support their children’s education until they finish college.
About Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc.This loan is made possible by Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI), which means “a partner in development.” ASKI has been in operation for 25 years and runs multiple successful initiatives in addition to microlending. Its main microfinance branch focuses on lending to microentrepreneurs, small farmers, and fisher folk. ASKI also provides microinsurance and marketing support for borrowers, as well as educational programs to develop the skills of both borrowers and staff. The ASKI Foundation funds community development projects such as a daycare feeding program and scholarships for children. ASKI Global helps overseas Filipinos develop entrepreneurial and financial skills to maximize the impact of remittances.
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