Zaldy has been involved in farming for almost 15 years. He is 48 years old and married, with two school-going children.
Zaldy patiently manages his corn farming business to earn a living. Though he has, at times, suffered from difficulties in life, he is still grateful because he is able to sustain all of his family's needs. One of his goals is to plant more corn in order to gain higher yields. However, due to his household expenses and his children's school fees, he cannot buy the necessary farm supplies. Zaldy is therefore asking for a loan of PHP 27,000, which would really help him a lot in buying farm supplies and paying for labor to transplant and plow the corn field. Zaldy hopes to make his dream come true, allowing him to send his children to higher levels of 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.