Mary Jane grows bitter gourd, eggplant, string beans and green peppers on her one hectare vegetable farm. She is thankful because her spouse is a supportive and hard-working man. She and her spouse are blessed with four children. The eldest is working already while their other three children are still studying.
Mary Jane would like to improve the growth of her vegetables using farming supplies such as fertilizer, pesticides and wire. Due to shortage of capital, Mary Jane is seeking for a loan of PHP 12,000. She knows that through proper care of her plants and sustaining them with appropriate farm supplies, she could gain better yields and profits this next harvest season. Then she could let her children finish their studies and be able to have a better way of living.
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.