Early marriage is not a hindrance for not performing the responsibilities in the family well. Joselyn shares that she was only 17 years old when she got married. They have been blessed with four children and three of them are already professionals, only the youngest is still studying in college level of education.
Joselyn is 46 years old; her business is selling 'red eggs' and 'balut' that comes from their ducks' eggs. She has been in this business for 19 years. Her income from the business serves to cover her children's fees and allowances in school. Joselyn dreams of seeing her youngest child finish her education. She wants to continue operating the business to support her child's needs in school. Joselyn is requesting a loan of P50,000 to buy feed for her ducks.
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.