As a responsible housewife who takes the initiative to help her husband in meeting their children's needs in school, Imelda has found a way that she will help her husband. Imelda is 41 years old, married, and has three children. Imelda’s children are in college and high school level.
Imelda’s husband is a farmer. They plant rice in their village. With the earnings that come from farming, Imelda could send her children to school and could be able to meet the needs of her children in school. Despite the calamity that hits Imelda's crops, she is still continuing her business because she has no other source of income.
Imelda is requesting a loan of P40,000 to buy farm inputs needed for farming. She will buy fertilizers, herbicides and seeds to grow. She hopes to gain higher income and be able to continue sending her children to school where they pursue their 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.