Jetty is a loving mother and happily married to a hard working and kind husband. Jetty manages their farm while her husband works to take care of their day-to-day expenses. Jetty grows rice on their farm. Her husband also helps her when he has time and a free day. Her husband also shares her strategies and ideas to assure that they will get higher yield from their rice crops.
Jetty says that the only hindrances for not gaining higher yields are due to natural calamities like typhoons, when it continues raining, and when pests hit the crop. With regards to her farming business, Jetty is requesting a loan of 50,000 Philippine Pesos (PHP) to buy fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides that she will apply to the crops. She expect higher yield this season as she applies the exact amount of farm inputs needed in her farm.
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.