Leslie Marie is 20 years old and had a child. She is married to a farmer. To make a living, they plant and harvest corn to sell. She also raises hogs to sell as an additional source of income.
Leslie Marie hopes to keep improving their farming business; that is why she is now asking for a loan of PHP 10,000 to buy fertilizers and insecticides to use in farming. This will help improve crop production. Additional revenue will be invested in the hog-raising business, too.
Leslie and her spouse hope to become successful corn-growers someday and maintain a simple and happy family.
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.