Franklin is engaged in the livestock business. He has run this type of business for 30 years. Franklin is married to a teacher and they have been blessed with four children.
Franklin's previous loan has been of great help for the continuous growth of his business. Currently, he raises two sows and two piglets. He is grateful because through his determination, patience and proper management of his business, he was able to make a better income. He still aims for a more progressive business and he is asking for a loan of PHP 50,000 which he will use to purchase stocks of feed and provide the essential vitamins for his hogs to ensure their proper nutrition. In this way, he can sell his hogs for a greater price enabling him to support his children's education, improve their standard of living and save some of their income for future use. He hopes that the KIVA lenders through ASKI will grant his loan 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.