Orlino, a 58-year-old married father of a school aged child, is a farmer working in the Philippines. His wife is a housekeeper. Orlino is requesting a loan to acquire inputs needed for their farm such as fertilizers, seeds and pesticides. He will also use some of the loan to pay for the services of planting and land preparation. In the future, Orlino hopes that his business will become more profitable to provide for his family's needs.
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.