Alpha wants to prove that even a woman can do farming activities. Alpha is 39 years old and married with four children who are in the college and high school levels of education. Alpha’s husband is a farmer and her partner in managing their farm. Alpha and her husband plant rice in their village.
Most of Alpha's earnings from farming went towards the education of her children. Alpha wants to gain a higher income from her farm to support further her children's education and raise their standard of living. Alpha is asking for a loan of PHP 30,000 to buy seeds and fertilizers and pay for the cost of labor for her farming activities. She hopes to maintain her farming business and to be able to continue sending her children to school.
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.