Antonia is 53 years old and married to an ordinary carpenter. They are blessed with healthy children who are now helping them with their financial needs. Antonia lives with her husband and her children in Barangay Minanga Sur Iguig, Cagayan. She has been in the hog-raising business for the past eight years. In this way, she helps her husband meet the needs of their family. She and her husband also work together to improve their rice farming, which adds to their income.
Antonia works hard in order to make her hog-raising business more productive. She is a very responsible wife and mother to her children. Aside from that, she is also a good neighbor and friend to everyone. She always wants to have a better living and to earn more profit. Therefore, she wants a loan of PHP11,000 for the maintenance of her hog- raising business. She wishes to add capital to buy more sacks of hog grower and feed for her pigs to become healthy. She also wants more piglets to raise in order to expand her business in the village. She believes that the loan will be of great help in developing a good standard of living.
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.