Robert is a young businessman. He is single and the youngest child within his family. He did not finish his studies due to financial need.
Robert raises hogs and is a farmer within his local community. He is grateful because, despite the hardship and difficulties he has experienced, he is able to stand firm to overcome those trials in life. Robert paid back his previous loan and is asking for a bigger amount. He is requesting a loan of PHP 25,000 to buy necessary vitamins, vaccines, and stocks of hog feed. He hopes that he can make his pigs healthy to enable them to reach their optimum growth. Robert hopes that he will have continuous access to financial resources from ASKI and KIVA lenders so he can maintain his 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.