Due to financial difficulty, Shirley wants to improve her business to earn sufficient income and satisfy her family's needs. She is now 40 years old, married, and has three school-age children. She and her husband want to educate their children so that they will find a good job someday. Despite the hardship of living, they have the determination to achieve their goals someday. Shirley planned to raise more pigs to sell but due to insufficient capital, she is asking for an additional of PHP 40,000 to buy feeds, vitamins, vaccines, and piglets to raise. Through patience and hard work, she believes that her business will grow and become viable in the 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.