Diana is an open-minded, hard-working and industrious woman. She is 25 years of age and married. Despite her marital status, she still has time for finishing her degree course. She is taking a Commerce course at the University of La Sallete Santiago. Her husband is working at a microfinance institution. Aside from the agricultural business, Diana also has a retail store and offers a personal collection. She has been doing all these things for her to succeed and have a stable source of income.
Diana is asking for a loan of PHP 30,000, which will be use in preparing her farm plot and to buy farm inputs for her agricultural business. She hopes that her request loan amount will be granted. In this way, she can obtain greater income, which will serve her family's basic needs and her own 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.