Arlette is 20 years old and single. She is living with her parents, brothers, and sisters. Arlette is currently taking a criminology course. Her ambition is to finish her studies and become a police officer someday.
Arlette's parents are farmers in the Philippines. Her mother is a housekeeper and manages their business raising hogs. Her father is a foreman in a rice mill in Cagayan province. Arlette wants to help her parents even in just a simple way. She is asking for a loan of 15,000 PHP to buy feed for hogs. She wishes to earn more income from their hog-raising business to further support her education.
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.