Rodolfo is 51 years old, married and has children. He lives in a small town in the municipality of Tumuaini. He has always made a living in agriculture, growing basic grains like corn and rice. Twelve years ago he started growing these crops. He sells his goods at the local market. He decided to request a loan, which he plans to use to purchase fertilizers and manure for his crops and to pay for the labor to care for them. His goal is to expand his production and take in a better harvest so he can help pay for his children's education.
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.