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Roberto's dream is to improve his hog-raising business to have a stable source of income and provide his family needs. He is 55, married and has seven adult-age children. He has been a farmer for almost 15 years and usually earns a profit of PHP 9,000 a month that he uses for their basic necessities.

In farming, he can't avoid experiencing hardships due to problems and natural calamities, but Roberto has the strong faith and determination to pursue his business to achieve his goals.

He is asking for a loan of PHP 18,000 to buy feed, vitamins and vaccines for hog raising. He hopes that the loan will help a lot to sustain the business.

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
  • 1085
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,436,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Roberto to buy feed, vitamins and vaccines for his hogs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 15, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2012