Marissa's husband operates their jeepney from their village to the town proper. Sometimes their jeepney is used as a service, especially during harvest season--it brings their harvest from their farm to their house. Some farmers also rent their jeep during harvest season.
In addition to operating their jeepney, Marissa wants to start a small village store for additional income. She is requesting a loan of PHP 5,000.00 to pursue her plan. This is also her way of assisting her husband to meet the growing needs of their family. She is glad that they also have their farm as a source of income twice a year.
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.
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