Adin is a hard-working man. He lives with his wife and their five children. They live in the house he inherited within the community. All his life, he has made a living in farming and with livestock. He has his own farmland that he inherited from his parents. He grows corn there with his wife. He looks in on his plants every month to see that they are growing well, and occasionally, he also sells animals.
There had been difficult times for his family and there were many occasions when the climate conditions were not favorable. However, he has not given up and has looked for better strategies in order to continue moving forward. One of these strategies is to work in a dependent way while his wife checks in on the plantations. When the ripening season arrives, he gets together with his family in order to harvest the crops and to sell everything in the local market.
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.