Emelson is a farmer living at Nabbotuan with his wife Mercedita and three young children. The couple manages their business together. They have been planting and harvesting rice to sell for over 10 years now. They harvest twice a year for a yield of about P15,000 each harvest season. Emelson would like to keep making the business profitable for his childrens' education. He is now asking for P22,000 to buy farm supplies (fertilizers, insecticides) used in farming. Emelson prays for his family's good health and a productive yield from the farming business so he can attain a progress for the family.
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.