Joemarie is a father of five children and lives in the village of San Jose in the province of Isabela. He is a very simple farmer, and with the help of his wife, Marirose, attains the needs of his family. Regarding that, Joemarie is asking for a loan of 22,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) to buy fertilizer and seeds to grow to sustain the needs of his farm.
In the future, Joemarie hopes that his business expands so that he can meet the needs of his children.
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.