Romeo is a hardworking father and responsible husband to Juliet. They live within the village of Villa Marzo. The couple has been blessed with two children. The eldest is in primary school while the youngest is still an infant.
Romeo has been a hog raiser for more than seven years. Aside from his livestock business, he is also engaged in the rice farming business. Romeo aims to improve his livestock business in order to gain more profits to sustain his family's needs. He is currently raising one sow and ten piglets. According to him, raising large number of piglets requires more capital because of the livestock feed that they will consume day by day. With this in mind, he is asking for a loan amount of PHP 15,000 which will be used to buy livestock feed and vaccines. Romeo expects that the requested loan amount will be granted so that he can save some for his children's education and improve their living condition.
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.