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Rolie A. is forty years old. His wife's name is Gervacia, and they are blessed with six children: Jr - 17 years old, college student; Michael - 15 years old, fourth year high school; Carmina - 14 years old, high school student; Roger - 12 years old, elementary student; Jerome - 10 years old, elementary student; and their youngest, Jasmine - 2 years old. They live in the remote village of San Vicente Angadanan, Isabela. Rolie is doing his best to harvest a good crop of corn on his farm. He is asking to borrow PHP17,000 from Kiva lenders for his farming business. He will use the loan to buy fertilizers and a variety of corn seed.

Rolie's wife, Gervacia, has been engaged in managing a village store for almost three years. This business is maintained to help provide for their daily needs, for the education of their children, and also for some of their financial needs on the farm.

Rolie often goes into his fields to check and observe the development of his crops. He believes that in farming, hard work and patience is the best way to become more productive in the future.

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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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1458
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,251,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Ronie to buy seed and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 21, 2009
Jun 20, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009