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Rubylin is a married mother of four children, three of whom are currently studying. With her husband, Rubylin works hard to maintain their farming business, which they have been operating for 10 years.

Currently earning PHP 20,000 each cropping season, Rubylin is requesting a loan of PHP 15,000 to pay for farm inputs such as seeds, fertilizers and pesticides to make her crop more productive and facilitate growth in their operations. In the future, she hopes to generate more income to raise her family out of poverty.

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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
  • 858
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,374,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Rubylin to buy farm inputs such as seeds, fertilizers and pesticides to make her crop more productive.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 17, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012