Agrifina is 58 years old, married, and has six children. She shares that most of her children have a decent job except for one son. Through farming, she was able to send all her children to school to successfully finish their degree. Agrifina also shares that she is receiving financial support from her children that is sufficient to sustain her basic needs, but she doesn’t want to rely only on their support. Agrifina engages in selling kitchen utensils like basins, cups, brooms, pots, and more. She is requesting a loan of 15,000 PHP to buy pails, dippers, kettles, casserole dishes, and frying pans. She hopes that her business will continue to grow and improve.
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.