Roque has been farming rice since he got married to Milagros. He has been involved in this kind of business for 21 years. Roque had no other choice for an employment except rice farming because he only finished his elementary education.
He is now 47 years and has two children. Though his family experience of scarcity in financial matters, he still strives and perseveres to provide his family's needs.
Someday, Roque aims to see all his children earn a degree and be able to seek a good employment, too.
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.