Warlito is married to Laura, and they have been blessed with seven children. He has been working as a farmer for 20 years. To further his farming business, he would like to borrow some additional capital, in the amount of PHP 35,000. He will use the loan to buy fertilizer and seedlings for his corn production. He is determined to work hard to provide for his family, and hopes that Kiva lenders, through ASKI, will grant his request.
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.