Gardie is 34 years old and married with two children. Gardie is a farmer working in the Philippines who earns PHP 35,000 each cropping season every May and October.
Gardie is asking for a loan of PHP 30,000 to purchase hybrid seeds, fertilizers and insecticides to ensure more crop production. Gardie grows rice and has been doing it for six years.
In the future, Gardie hopes to generate more income to support the needs of his family and move his family out of poverty.
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.