Roman, a 24-year-old farmer, lives in the forest region of Isabela. He is married to Jerilyn.
Roman is requesting a loan of 30,000 PHP to buy fertilizer and seed. Roman says that he needs to double his effort in his business, so that he can save money for his future children. Roman dreams that he can put up a small store for his wife.
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.