Manuel lives peacefully with his loving wife and two children. He has devoted six years of sacrifices and patience to his rice field. Having devoted this long period of time, he is able to increase his yields every crop season.
Manuel decided to continue developing his rice crop production, so he is asking for a loan of PHP 20,000 to allow him to buy the necessary fertilizer and insecticide to ensure the good growth of his rice crops. In this way, he will be able to obtain a greater income for his family's needs and the education of his two children. Manuel believes that his goal in life will someday be realized, because he has been doing his best in his rice farming business.
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.