Virginia is 57 years old, married, and has three children.They live in the province of Isabela where her husband plants rice as the family's primary source of income.
Virginia is hardworking woman who she raises piglets. Though the hog raising business is difficult to manage, she wakes up early to clean the sty and feed the piglets. She recently started selling meat.
Virgina is asking for a loan in the amount of 20,000 PHP to buy stock feeds for the daily maintenance of her hogs and meat for her vending activity. She hopes that this loan will provide her with an increased income for her family. With the business she manages, she is able to cover up all of her household expenses.
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.