Robert is a humble agriculturist and hard-working father. He is a widower and lives with his only child. His hopes to improve their living conditions and support his only child's education.
Robert has been planting corn for almost 15 years. According to him, the greatest challenge he faces today is that he doesn't have the financial resources to purchase farm supplies. He is asking for a loan of PHP 27,000. Robert said this would help him maintain and improve the farmland he cultivates. He believes and hopes that he can overcome all his hardships in life and that his child can earn a college degree.
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.