Mario is a 59-year-old married farmer. His wife also raise hogs for additional income. He has been in the farming business for over 10 years. He untiringly maintains a good harvest from the rice field.
Mario is asking for a loan of 25,000 PHP to buy fertilizers and insecticides to use while farming. This will improve the growth of his crops.
Mario hopes to gain additional profits for his family and someday improve their living conditions. Mario's photo was taken in his rice field.
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.