Florentina and her husband are both farmers who are raising their family in a rural community. They aim to improve their standard of living to give their children a better life. They help each other to cultivate their farm land by planting rice and some vegetables for sale.
Aside from this, Florentina also engages in raising hogs to generate additional income. She plans to raise more pigs to sell but she has not got enough capital.
In this regard, she is asking for an additional PHP 15,000 to buy the needed feeds, vitamins and additional piglets to raise. Through patience and hard work, she believes that someday, she will make further improvements in the business.
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.