Susan offers fish, meat, vegetables and frozen foods within her local community. She has been doing this kind of business for two years. In addition to the food production and sales business, she also manages a corn farm and a livestock business, wherein she raises four sows, one boar and seven hogs to be fattened.
Though they don’t have children yet, she is still grateful because of her husband's support of her businesses. Susan would like to increase the kilograms of fish and meat she offers due to harvest season. For this reason she is requesting a loan of PHP 13,000. She hopes to receive this loan amount in order for her to earn better income for her family's needs.
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.