Marlon has engaged in producing rice for 20 years. His long experience in farming permits him to be strategic about his farming activities. Marlon aims to obtain a higher yield in each successive harvest.
Marlon, 40, is married to a loving wife and blessed with five children. Marlon's priority in life is to send his children to school and through college. He says education is the only treasure he can give his children.
Marlon works hard, and he continuously refines his farming strategies in pursuit of his goals. Financial challenges are the main obstacle to attaining his goals. For this reason, Marlon is requesting a loan of 45,000 PHP to buy herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers to use on his farm. He hopes that applying these inputs will have positive effects on his business of producing rice.
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.