Nowadays, life has become difficult due calamities, the high cost of commodities and low crop production. Despite this, Jayson has the strong desire and determination to improve his standard of living because he believes that, "A hard working person will never go hungry". He is 31 years old, married and has two infant-age children. He is a farmer who owns and manages a corn farming business and raises livestock to sell. Since it is the major source of his income, he aims to improve and strengthen the business so that he will increase his income and satisfy his family's needs. He plans to raise more pigs to sell in the future, but he doesn't have enough capital. Therefore, he is asking for an additional PHP 20,000 to buy feed, vaccines, vitamins and materials needed to improve his pigpen. He is hoping that someday he will improve the business and make it viable 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.