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Mario works as a farmer. He supports his family with his income from farming. He would like a loan of 20,000 PHP from Kiva lenders to purchase some fertilizers, insecticides and hybrid seed needed for his planting and farming maintenance.

Mario is 39 years old. He is married to Ludivina, a housewife. They are blessed with four children. Lovely, 10 years old, and Mark Jay, 8 years old, are both studying in the primary level. Christian, 5 years old, is now in daycare and Gian Carlo is just 1 year old.

Mario believes that a hardworking man can become a successful one. Thus, he is trying his best to become a hardworking man for his family who are the inspiration in his life.

He is shown in the photo (holding a hat) with the ASKI Loan Officer who visited him.

Additional Information

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.

ASKI’s motto is “Together, let’s make things happen!” Join ASKI's Kiva Lending Team or view its website.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1941
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,097,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Mario to buy fertilizers, insecticides and hybrid seed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 21, 2009
Jun 27, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009