Roldan, a 29-year-old farmer from Pinopoc, is married and has three children. He grows rice to sell to traders. This business has been the family's source of income for almost six years. His wife works to raise their children. He is asking for this loan to improve his crop production. With enough fertilizers and pesticides, he will give nourishment to his crops. He is asking for PHP 25,000 and promises to pay it back in full.
In the future, Roldan hopes to keep achieving abundant harvests to provide a better way of life to his family.
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.