Atanacio is 45 years of age and blessed with four children. He is satisfied in his work as a farmer. He stated that although he couldn't finish his education, he has a fruitful occupation that serves as a source of income for his family's every need.
He is sending all his children to school and hopes they attain their goals. It is not easy to provide for their educational needs because of the high cost of tuition. However, he works hard and requests a loan of 25,000 PHP to buy inputs to develop his farm. For better results, he needs to buy corn seeds, fertilizers, and insecticides. He also needs to pay for the labor of a co-farmer.
Hopefully, through his sacrifices and hard work, he can attain a better outcome, improve his family's poor living standards, and experience a comfortable life.
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.