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Gilbert is married to Rebecca, a house keeper who sometimes helps him plant and harvest rice to sell. He is well known to be a hardworking farmer in their village. They have been in the farming business for 10 years now. The couple has two children whom they are currently sending to high school.

Gilbert is now asking for a loan of 20,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) for additional capital in buying pesticides, insecticides, and fertilizers to use in farming.

In the future, Gilbert would like to keep making better sales and producing good harvests. He also would like to renovate their house soon.

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
  • 673
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,147,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Gilbert to buy pesticides, insecticides, and fertilizers to use in farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jan 10, 2012
Feb 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2012