Divine Grace is 22 years old and happily married to a farmer. They raise their family in a rural community while planting and harvesting rice and vegetables to sell. They aim to earn more income to satisfy their necessities and save for their future. Due to financial difficulty, she engages herself in the hog-raising business to generate additional income.
She planned to raise more pigs and improve her pig pen, but due to insufficient funds, she needs to ask for a loan of PHP 15,000 to buy feed, vitamins, vaccines, and additional piglets to raise. She believes that this loan will help her meet her goals, and she hopes that she will make her business grow in the future.
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.