At the age of 21, Jocelle Sherwin is now very responsible for his family. He is also a hard working person, and he knows how every cent is spent in his business. With his desire to become a successful farmer in the future, he is requesting to borrow a loan of PHP 25,000 to sustain the rice field entrusted to him by his father. Sometimes, with his income in the business, he is able to extend financial assistance to his younger sister who is currently studying. Sherwin believes that being an industrious person, he can become successful like other farmers in his village. He is proud of his choice and is really working to sustain and improve his farm.
Shown in the picture with Jocelle is a field person (the one in a jacket) from ASKI.
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.