Orlando lives in General Balao with his wife Cristina. They have no children yet but hope to soon. He is in the farming business and at the same time raises hogs to sell for additional income. He has been doing this for over five years now. He still wants to improve his hog raising business, which is why he is asking for a loan of 11,000 Philippine pesos (PHP). He will buy feeds, vitamins and medicines for his hogs. These will help Orlando's hogs to grow healthier, thus offer at a higher price upon distribution.
Someday he would like to keep growing as a successful businessman with his farm and backyard hog-raising business.
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.