Evelyn is 33 years old and is married to Jeric. To make a living, she owns and operates a farm, where she raises crops. Jeric is also a farmer. Evelyn earns a living from planting and harvesting corn and has been engaged in her business for five years. She earned approximately 20,000 PHP with her last crop.
Evelyn is requesting a loan amounting to 20,000 PHP to purchase seeds, fertilizer and insecticide for her corn farming business. She dreams that her business will become more productive so she can give her family a improved standard of living.
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.