Bernadette is now 47 years old and married with three school-aged children. Bernadette is a farmer working in the Philippines who earns PHP 7,000 per month.
Bernadette is asking for a loan of PHP 15,000 to purchase fertilizers and pesticides. Bernadette has been growing rice for almost 15 years.
In the future, Bernadette hopes to have a large production of rice in order to earn more income to finance the schooling of her children who are now in college. She believes that with the continuous support of the Kiva lenders, she can achieve her business goals through her patience and strong determination.
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.