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Arsenio F. is from Barangay Tucal, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya. He is 47 years old. Arsenio is married and has 3 school-aged children. To make a living, Arsenio owns & operates a business venture raising pigs for breeding. Arsenio has been engaged in his business for over 10 years and earns approximately 6500 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2008, Arsenio joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and his ability to engage in business activities. Arsenio has successfully repaid a previous loan of 35000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to purchase breeding livestock. Arsenio is requesting a new loan of 35000 PHP which will be used to purchase livestock feed & other supplies. This will be the seventh loan taken out by Arsenio from ASKI. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of his family.

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 of 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

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1591
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,711,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Arsenio to purchase livestock feed & other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 7, 2010
Jul 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010