Agnes enjoys her daily activities. Before she starts her routine, she first seeks God because, through Him, she believes she can make all things possible. Agnes is married to Julito, a tricycle driver. They have been blessed with four children. All of them are grown, married, and have their own families.
Agnes owns and has operated her one hectare of cornfield for 27 years. She is thankful because she was able to support her children's education through the income she generated from her farming business. Agnes would like to improve her farming business especially because she is getting older.
Agnes also earns additional income from her hog-raising business. She is currently raising five hogs and one sow. According to her, the income she generates from farming is no longer sufficient due to the high cost of livestock feed and expensive basic commodities. For her to obtain greater profit from her agricultural business she is requesting additional capital amounting to 27,000 PHP. She will use the loan to buy fertilizer and certified seeds to replant her farm land. She hopes to have a plentiful harvest this next harvesting season. She hopes that everything will have a fruitful outcome.
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.