Roberto is already 45 years old, married, and lives happily with his family in the village of Divisoria.
He is into the agriculture sector, particularly as a rice producer. Farming has been his family's main source of income. He hopes to improve their way of living through farming. He dreams for a better business, to give his children their full education. Drought and floods are his major challenges in maintaining his good production, but despite of these, he remains strong and determined in pursuing his farming.
Roberto is asking for a loan of PHP 15,000 and he intends to use the loan to pay for labor costs and to buy fertilizer.
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.