Mark Aljhon is a very young farmer at the age of 18, yet he is a very industrious person who helps to support his family. He has spent two years in this business. He is a kind and lovable son. He has followed in his father's footsteps and continued farming because this is the only source of income for the family. His father is prone to sickness, which is why Mark Aljhon chose to stop his studies and begin farming to support his family.
Based on information learned from other farmers in their bario (village), Mark Aljhon is asking for a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase farming necessities such as fertilizers and insecticides. With this loan, he hopes to generate more income to support his family and to save in order to continue his education in the future.
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.