Ma. Liza is 47 years old. She is married to Rodante. Her goal is to improve her hog-raising business to support her family. She has been in this business for almost 7 years earning profits of 7,000 PHP per month that she uses for their basic necessities. Despite the hardships and difficulties of life, she has the strong determination to uplift their status of living and give her family a better life. Right now, she is asking for a loan of 18,000 PHP to buy feed, vitamins and vaccines for her hog-raising business. She believes that this loan will contribute a lot to make the business grow and become a viable source of income.
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.