The main source of income comes from planting and harvesting rice for sale. He has been in this business for 24 years. He earns about PHP 35,000.
He's asking for a loan of 38,000 PHP to purchase fertilizers and rice seedlings for his farm. Future loans from Kiva would be invaluable to him as he sees the loans as the only opportunity to develop his business and have financial security.
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.