Gilbert is married to Rebecca, a house keeper who sometimes helps him plant and harvest rice to sell. He is well known to be a hardworking farmer in their village. They have been in the farming business for 10 years now. The couple has two children whom they are currently sending to high school.
Gilbert is now asking for a loan of 20,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) for additional capital in buying pesticides, insecticides, and fertilizers to use in farming.
In the future, Gilbert would like to keep making better sales and producing good harvests. He also would like to renovate their house soon.
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.