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Roman
Roman R. is from the village of Yeban Norte. He is 55 years old, married and has 2 adult-aged children. Roman owns and operates a business raising crops, primarily planting and harvesting corn for sale. Roman has been involved in his business for over 25 years and earns approximately 12,0000 PHP per harvest season.

In 2008, Roman joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Roman has successfully repaid a previous loan of 20,000 PHP from ASKI, which was used to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. Roman is requesting a new loan, his 5th, of 28,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand his business.

About ASKI:

ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has 29 branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly farmers, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs.

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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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 298
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,091,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 45.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Roman to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 27, 2010
Listed
Jun 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 15, 2010