Rodrigo, 34, is married with three children who attend school. He raises hogs and wants to ensure they receive good nutrition. He is asking for a loan of 50,000 PHP to buy hog feed, rice bran and medicine for his hogs. He believes that this will keep his hogs healthier and reach their optimum growth. Rodrigo will then be able to sell them at a higher price.
Rodrigo also wants to continue his quail-raising business as added income. Someday, he hopes to earn a better income from his businesses so he can continue to send his children to school and be able to give his family a comfortable lifestyle.
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.