Rice farming is the primary source of income where Roger and his family live. Roger is a simple farmer with four children who lives in Roma Norte, Enrile Cagayan. Being engaged in this business for almost 20 years has made Roger an expert in this field of work. But Roger still aspires to improve his farming practices. He is the asking for a loan of Php 20,000 to buy fertilizers and pesticides for farm use.
Roger is 49 years old, married and he aspires for abundant harvest that will give him adequate funds for the education of his children. Roger also hopes to rescue his family from poverty.
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.