Rodrigo is 53 years old and married. He is a responsible and patient man who lives in Villa Concepcion with his family. He enjoys his work as a farmer, although he encounters hardships in maintaining his cornfield, especially when a drought or flood occurs. He plants and harvests corn to sell to traders in the village. In order to keep producing a good harvest, Rodrigo is requesting a loan of PHP 30,000 to buy corn seeds, fertilizers, and insecticides to maintain his crops. He would like to earn more income.
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.