Pacita is a hardworking mother. She is married to a farmer and together they live at Parog-Parog with their two children. They live simply but happily and are supportive of each other. She raises hogs and manages a small store too. She earns P3,000 each time she disposes of a hog and a minimum of P200 daily from her store. Her income goes for meals, monthly electric bills and the allowance of her younger child who is still in high school. It is just enough for their sustenance and she hopes to increase her revenue to save funds for future expenses of the family.
Pacita is now asking for a loan of P50,000 to buy feed, medicines and vaccines for hogs' sustainability. That will help her piglets grow healthier and then she can offer them at higher cost upon maturity.
In the future, Pacita hopes to achieve a progressive business and give a fortunate life to her 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.