As a farmer living in the Philippines, Roberto would like to achieve an abundant harvest during every crop season. Harvest season usually falls during the months of April and November. He earns about PHP 15,000 whenever he sells his crop.
Roberto is 40 years old and still single. He lives with his mother in Roma Norte, Enrile. He had been involved in his farming business for almost 10 years. The profits earned from the business serves as their sustenance for meals and bills at home. Roberto is the breadwinner of the family. He is now asking for a loan to make his crop more productive by applying fertilizers and pesticides to it. He would like to ask for PHP 15,000 to buy farm inputs, such as fertilizers and pesticides used in farming.
In the future, Roberto would like to make his family economically stable.
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.