Rogelia is engaged in planting and selling vegetables, which are mostly eggplants harvested from her own back yard.
To improve her business, Rogelia would like to ask for financial support amounting to PHP 8,000. She will use the loan to buy different kinds of vegetables in the public market, which she will sell in their village. She only goes to the market twice or thrice a week, since she has limited access to transportation.
Part of the loan will also be used to buy a variety of vegetable seeds, which she will plant in her back yard. Through her business, she can help her husband in meeting the needs of their family and somehow uplift their lives.
She is aware that she is getting old, and while she has the strength, she will do her best for their family. Her husband, Valeriano, is a farmer. They both work as laborers for additional income when they are not busy with their own businesses. They have poor living conditions, and struggle to live a better way.
They live in a mountainous village of Cabisera in Isabela province. Despite poverty, they manage to have a good relationship in the family and are all hoping to have a prosperous life.
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.