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Mario B. is from the village of Sta. Clara Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya. He is 43 years old. Mario is married and has 4 adult-aged children. To make a living, Mario owns and operates a business venture in the agriculture sector raising crops. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from planting and harvesting rice for sale. Mario has been engaged in his business for over 20 years and earns approximately 30,000 PHP a month average net income every harvest from these activities.

In 2011, Mario joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Mario is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. This loan will be the first loan taken out by Mario 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 21 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
  • 1815
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,867,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Mario to purchase fertilizers such as manure.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 11, 2011
Mar 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2011