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Richard is a farmer living in the Philippines. He plants and harvests rice to sell. This is the business he inherited from his parents because he had only finished high school. He wasn't able to seek employment; that is why he is only involved in this kind of business.

Richard is now 32 years old and keeps growing rice to earn an income for the sustenance of his family. He has one child.

He is now asking for a loan to make improvements on his output. He is asking for 12,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) to buy rice seeds and fertilizers used in farming.

Richard would like to keep saving funds for the college education of his only child so that someday, he can earn a degree and seek good employment.

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
  • 2078
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,219,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Richard to buy rice seeds and fertilizers used in farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 23, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 21, 2012