Noeda believes that even a woman can do a man's work. At her age she is still doing farm activities like planting and harvesting. Noeda is married with five school age children. She manages a rice farming business to generate income and provide for her family's needs.
Noeda’s priority in life is to prepare her children for college level education. That’s why she keeps on working hard - she knows that the only treasure that she can give to her children is education. Noeda is asking for a loan of PHP 27,000 to buy rice seeds and fertilizers and to pay for other labor costs. She plans to improve her techniques in farming to increase her productivity and yields.
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.