Gregoria, age 56, lives in the village of Nagrumbuan, Cauayan City, Isabela with her husband and five children. Some of her children already have their own families.
To make a living, Gregoria owns and operates a farming business. Her main source of income comes primarily from planting and harvesting rice for sale. She has been engaged in her business for over 30 years and earns approximately 30,000 PHP every crop season. She also sells vegetables in the local community for additional income. She needs both sources of income in order to sustain her family's daily needs.
Right now she would like to request a loan in the amount of 25,000 PHP in order to purchase seeds, insecticides and fertilizer for her farm production.
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.