Zeny is 39 years old and has three school-age children. She is now a widow and they live in a rural community. Despite the hardship of living, she has the determination to improve their status to give her children a better living. She engages herself in the hog-raising business to generate additional income. She aims to improve this business in order to increase her income. She is asking for an additional amount of PHP 20,000 to buy feed, vitamins, and vaccines for her pigs. She is hoping that her loan will help her to make more 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.