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Jonathan P. is from the village of Olango, Mallig, Isabela. He is 33 years old and married, with an infant child. To make a living, Jonathan plants and harvests rice for sale. Jonathan has been engaged in his business for more than 20 years and earns approximately 25000 PHP a month.

Jonathan joined ASKI this year to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Jonathan is requesting his first loan, for 20000 PHP, to be used to pay for services to increase crop yield. This loan will be the first loan taken out by Jonathan from ASKI. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve his family's living conditions.

About ASKI:

ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has 38 branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly farmers, fishers 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
  • 958
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,408,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Jonathan to pay for services to increase crop yield.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 18, 2011
Mar 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2011