Mario works as a farmer. He supports his family with his income from farming. He would like a loan of 20,000 PHP from Kiva lenders to purchase some fertilizers, insecticides and hybrid seed needed for his planting and farming maintenance.
Mario is 39 years old. He is married to Ludivina, a housewife. They are blessed with four children. Lovely, 10 years old, and Mark Jay, 8 years old, are both studying in the primary level. Christian, 5 years old, is now in daycare and Gian Carlo is just 1 year old.
Mario believes that a hardworking man can become a successful one. Thus, he is trying his best to become a hardworking man for his family who are the inspiration in his life.
He is shown in the photo (holding a hat) with the ASKI Loan Officer who visited him.
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.