Elmer has been working for 15 years as a farmer in the Philippines. He is 39 years of age and is married, blessed with three school-aged children. He is a hardworking father and a loving husband. He doesn’t want his family to experience the hardships of life.
Every day, he goes to the field to visit his farm in order to ensure a good harvest in the coming crop season this November. He hopes that he will also get a better yield this time to make up for previous farming losses. Elmer is requesting a loan amount of P20,000 to purchase fertilizer as maintenance for his farm. He knows this will help a lot in providing nutrients to his crop and so that it will bear more fruits to harvest.
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.