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Robert is a humble agriculturist and hard-working father. He is a widower and lives with his only child. His hopes to improve their living conditions and support his only child's education.

Robert has been planting corn for almost 15 years. According to him, the greatest challenge he faces today is that he doesn't have the financial resources to purchase farm supplies. He is asking for a loan of PHP 27,000. Robert said this would help him maintain and improve the farmland he cultivates. He believes and hopes that he can overcome all his hardships in life and that his child can earn a college degree.

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
  • 1515
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,194,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Robert to purchase farm supplies for his corn farming business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 27, 2011
Nov 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 22, 2012