Christopher cultivates his five-hectare corn farm and raises hogs in his locality. He is happily married and has two children. Both his children are still attending school. Christopher's wife is an Overseas Filipino Worker(OFW).
Christopher would like to take out a loan of PHP50,000 which will allow him to buy livestock feed and medicine. He knows that with this loan, he could ensure proper nutrition for his hogs. He hopes and prays that his livestock business will further improve so that his two children could finish their studies and obtain a greater income someday.
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.