Estrella is a hog raiser who lives in the village of San Francisco. She is 53 years old and is married with three children.
Estrella has been engaged in her business for five years and earns about PHP 2,500 per piglet. Estrella is now asking for a loan in the amount of PHP 10,000 to buy feed and vaccine for the proper growth of her business.
Estrella believes that through patience and hard work, her family will survive poverty.
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.