Melvin is a farmer and a father of three. He is 42 years old and married. Melvin plants and harvests corn to sell. He would like to keep achieving good crops and income for his family. At the moment he is in need of additional capital of P10,000 that he will use to buy fertilizers and insecticides to use in farming. He hopes that someday through his business he can provide a better way of living for his 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.