Brendita, age 30, is a rice farmer. From this business, she is able to earn about PhP 25,000 every harvest season. She is grateful that her income allows her to help sustain the financial needs of her children and support the family's daily needs. She and her husband have four children. She dreams of lifting her family from poor living conditions, which is why she works hard in the family rice field.
Brendita is presently requesting a loan in the amount of PhP 45,000 to buy rice seedlings, fertilizers, and insecticides for her rice field. She is confident that the amount she has requested will allow her to further grow her 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.