Jose became a widower during the early stage of his marriage. Since then, he has been the father and mother of his three daughters: Lean, Shella, and Melvin Joy – 14 years old.
Jose is very assiduous in his farming business. But due to lack of money, he could not sustain all his farming needs. He really needs to continue his farming business because it is the only means for him to send his children to school and for his eldest child to pursue her college education.
Jose requests a loan of 30,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) to purchase farm inputs like fertilizers and seeds. He is really thankful to God that there are people who are willing to lend him without asking for high interest compared to the traders. He is proud that despite being a single parent, he still manages to send his children to school. He is able to do this because he manages the farm and hog raising businesses well.
Jose is a man with a word of honor. He does not promise anything that he is not sure of. He said that he will sacrifice everything to provide a better life for his children, so he has to work hard and pray for his success.
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.