Juanita plants and harvest vegetables in her field to make a living. She admits that sometimes she experiences difficulties in the financial aspect of the business but she is doing her best to feed her children.
Juanita is 45 years old, married and has two children. Her husband is a farmer and also a carpenter when he has free time. Juanita’s children have already finished their education. She wants to continue to operate the business to provide a source of income. Juanita is requesting a loan of P32,000 to buy seeds to grow and fertilizer to apply to her crops. She hopes to harvest more vegetables, which will provide a higher income for her family's future emergencies.
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.