George, 48, is married and has five children. From a very young age he started working in the field helping his father and his uncles in their farming. On his own now, he works growing crops on a small farm lot he inherited from his father when he died.
George is a work-driven man. Doing this would mean a lot to his family. Despite the difficulties that usually arise, he always seeks options that will allow him to continue forward. This is what motivated him to request a loan to buy agricultural supplies such as fertilizers, pesticide and fungicide to provide for his crop care so he can harvest quality produce to sell easily in the market thus earning income and to continue advancing toward reaching his dreams.
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.