Esmeralda is a 49-year-old widow with three school-age children. Her husband died of severe hypertension. He didn't go to a good hospital because of their financial difficulties. As a result, she has to run the family's farming business in order to provide a living for her three children. Despite the difficulties of farming, she is brave enough to face whatever difficulties she encounters. For her, the most important thing is to provide for her children.
To be able to provide for the family's necessities, she needs financial assistance. She is asking for a loan of PHP 15,000 to buy corn seeds, fertilizer and pesticides and to pay for labor in her corn field. She knows that abundant crops will allow her to lift her family out of poverty and give them a better standard of living.
She says "Just believe in our Almighty God and definitely, He will help you with any burden".
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.