Brigido is married with three children. Two of his children have finished their studies already, while the third is still studying. Brigido's wife is an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). Despite his situation as single parent, he is still able to manage his farm, motorcycle, hogs and family well.
Brigido owns a one-hectare rice field which he has run for 35 years. According to him, his family's main source of income comes from planting rice crops. Though he didn't finish his studies, he is determined to face every trial in his life.
Brigido would like to take out for a loan of 25,000 PHP which he will use to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer, herbicide and insecticide. He knows that through this loan, he can continue to improve his farming business. Brigido hopes that the lenders will continue to support him financially. In this way, he can obtain his goal in life, which is to let his youngest child finish his studies and have a comfortable lifestyle someday.
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.