Mark Anthony is 28 years old and his wife Loverlyn is 17 years old. They are newly married and living a simple and happy life in Barangay Manamtam, Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya. They were blessed with a handsome baby boy named Mark Albert. Both of them only finished their high school level due to poverty but despite this, they promise to do their best in order to give their child a better education someday.
In order to earn a living for his family, Mark Anthony uses his tricycle to transport passengers from their village to their town. He also works as a farmer on their small farm where he plants vegetables for extra income. Mark Anthony is having difficulties supporting his family but never surrenders because of his love for them. He wanted to borrow a loan amounting to PHP 5,000.00 for the maintenance of his tricycle. He believed that he will be able to increase his income through the support of the lenders. He also mentioned that patience and sacrifices are the keys to success.
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.