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Robert
Robert T. is from the village of Ubong, Solana, Cagayan. He is 23 years old. Robert is married and has one infant child. To make a living, Robert owns & operates a business venture in the retail sector running a general store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from selling daily use products such as shampoo, soap & toothpaste in the local community. Robert has been engaged in his business for over 5 years and earns approximately 3000 PHP a month for these activities.

Robert joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Robert has successfully repaid a previous loan of 7000 PHP from ASKI. Robert is requesting a new loan of 7000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be the 3rd loan taken out by Robert from ASKI. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to financially support immediate members 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, fisherfolk 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
  • 304
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $52,723,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 45.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Robert to purchase additional products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 4, 2010
Listed
Sep 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 15, 2011