Jhoniffer is 27 years old and married to Gladys when they were only 16 years old. They now have three children and they are all studying. He operates a passenger tricycle in the village at San Ignacio, Quirino, Isabela.
Jhoniffer is patient in maintaining his tricycle transport business in order to give his family with their daily needs and in supporting the education of their children. He is also glad that his parents gave him a small farm which is also their source of additional income. For the maintenance of his motorcycle business, he is now asking for a business capital of PHP4,000.00 from the Kiva lenders. He hopes that they will give him the chance to improve his business for the welfare of his family.
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.