Jojie is 34 years old and a father of three children. He works as a farmer and his wife has been very supportive of him, while she is taking care of their pigs, as an additional source of income. He has been in the farming business for more than three years. Both of them are striving hard for the development of their living status. For the past year, the income he generated from farming has been used in the repair of their small house.
Because of financial constraints, he is asking for a loan to purchase fertilizers and insecticides for the maintenance of his farm and an additional pig for his wife to raise. With the help of this requested loan, he hopes that he can obtain abundant harvest next cropping season to gradually improve their status of living.
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.