Casimiro is 45 years old and married with four kids. As a farmer, he wants his farming business to do well and to have a plentiful harvest next cropping season.
Casimiro is requesting a loan of PHP 15,000 to pay for the labor cost incurred during the planting time. In addition to this, he will also buy fertilizers for the growth of his crops. He hopes to gradually improve his farming so that as his four children enter school, he may fulfill his dream of supporting them as they exercise their right to education.
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.