Emiteria is 54 years old, married, and had seven children. Only one child still lives with her.
To make a living, Emiteria and her spouse plant and harvest rice to sell. They also raise hogs as an additional source of income.
Emeteria would like to improve the productivity of her rice field, but due to insufficient funds, she hasn't been able to do so.
She then requested additional capital of PHP 15,000 to buy fertilizer, insecticides, and herbicides used in farming. She knows that, through proper application of farm inputs to her rice crops, she will be able to gain better yields and profit in this next harvest season.
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.