49 year-old Amelia has been working hard at her rice farming business in the village of San Juan for ten years. Amelia has been gaining successes in this business with her enterprising nature and unfailing diligence. She sells most of her crops to the buying station for corn and rice in their town.
Amelia is happily married with five good-natured children. Three of her children are in school and doing well.
Per cropping, Amelia says her sales returns total P 30,000. Her hope is that once she puts her loan proceeds into good and efficient use, her business's prospects will see a new lease on life. Amelia wants all the best for her family and business and she says she will go to every length, not only to improve on their current circumstances, but also to ensure that they all will enjoy a good and prosperous future.
Amelia is asking for a loan of P 20,000 in order to buy seeds and fertilizer for her farm. Amelia says she will use this loan to purchase high grade manure to improve her crops.
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.