Jesus is 59 years old and married with two school-aged children.
He is a carpenter by profession, but he also does rice cultivation on land that he inherited from his father. He uses the tractor for additional income during off seasons and in periods when he doesn’t need the tractor on his own land. His dream is to give both of his children a proper education and a good future.
He is asking for a new loan of PHP 15,000 to purchase pesticides and fertilizers.
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.