Gabriel has been engaged in the livestock business, in particular raising hogs, for ten years. He is single and lives with his parents. Gabriel is the eldest child among his nine siblings.
Gabriel raises one sow and three piglets. He also cultivates the family's two hectares of corn field. Gabriel's main goal is to increase his yields next crop season and to make his hogs healthier upon reaching their maturity period. To make this dream come true, he is seeking a loan of PHP 25,000 to buy sacks of hog feed and vitamins. He will use part of the loan to buy farm inputs to improve his corn crop production. Gabriel believes that his livestock business is under control because he has already undergone some difficulties and hardships in running a business. He hopes for continuous financial support from lenders in order to have a stable source of income and a better way of living.
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.