Being hardworking and patient is the key to success, according to Patricia, a 46-year-old woman living in the village of Carikrikkan province of Isabela. The main source of income is agriculture. Patricia engages in farming. Through this, she can send her children to school for higher education.
Patricia is requesting a loan of PHP 20,000 to buy fertilizer and seed to grow for her farm business. Aside from farming, Patricia also engages in hog-raising. She hopes that someday all her children will finish their studies to have a better future.
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.