Lodivina is from the village of Cabisera 17-21. She is 35 years old, married, and has two school-aged children. To make a living, she grows corn and owns/operates a general store where she sells a variety of products in the local community.
She has been in the farming business for over six years and has been working to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation. Lodivina is requesting a new loan of 30,000 PHP in order to help purchase fertilizer and seeds.
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.