Pilar is 58 years old and widowed. She was blessed with seven children, and the family lives happily in a rural community. Despite the hardships, Pilar is determined to uplift her family’s status of living to give her children a better life.
Pilar engages in raising hogs to generate additional income. She had planned to raise more pigs to sell but she has inadequate capital. In this regard, she is asking for a loan of 11,000 Philippine pesos to buy feed, vitamins and vaccines needed to raise hogs.
Through patience and hard work, she believes that she will improve her business in the future.
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.