Disston Rhadi is 21 years old, married and has a young child. To make a living, he plants and harvests corn to sell. He is responsible for giving sustenance to his family. Disston Rhadi wanted to have continuous improvement to his corn crop production and that is why he is asking for a loan of PHP 30,000 to buy fertilizer and insecticide to use in farming. Someday he hopes to attain greater yields that would help him uplift his family out of poverty.
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.