Normalita is married and has been blessed with two children. Her husband is a salesman at an auto supply company.
Normalita has operated a piggery for two years. She raises six hogs for sale. Aside from this, Normalita also offers vegetable and owns a retail store. She and her husband work hard to continually provide income for their family's daily expenses.
Normalita would like to take out for a loan of PHP 40,000, allowing her to buy livestock feed, vaccines and vitamins for her hogs. She knows that through providing necessary nutrition to her hogs, she can keep them healthy and enable them to reach their optimum growth. In addition, she can get a better price, which will enable her to improve her family's living conditions and send her two children into higher levels of education.
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.