Gemma is a widow and has two kids. Despite her situation as the single bread winner of her family, she doesn't lose her hopes to succeed. It's been eight months ago from now when her spouse died due to a disease called Leptospirosis. She is really thankful to God because she is able to surpass those trials in her life.
Gemma has been a hog raiser within her village for three years. Everyday she enjoys feeding her raised pigs and cleaning their pig pen. Her dreams are to educate her two children and have additional pigs to raise. She is thankful to all Kiva lenders and ASKI for providing her the financial assistance she needed in making her business grow. She paid back her previous loan and asks for another loan amounting to 25,000 PHP. She will use this amount of loan in buying sacks of livestock feeds, vitamins and vaccines for proper growth of piglets. In this way, she could continually gain higher profits which will enable her provide all the needs of her family.
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.