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Wilma is a hard working mother who helps her husband in managing their farm lots by planting vegetables and root crops to sell. They plan to increase their production and income to satisfy their necessities and finance the education of their two children. They have been farmers for almost nine years and earn a profits of PHP 10,000 a month, which they usually spend on food, clothing, and allowances for their children in school.

Due to high cost of commodities and school fees, they plan to plant more vegetables to sell. Wilma is asking for a loan of PHP 10,000 to buy fertilizers and pesticides needed in vegetable production. She and her husband believe that they can increase their yields and income through their patience and hard work.

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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
  • 1409
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,122,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Wilma to buy fertilizers and pesticides needed in vegetable production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 17, 2012
May 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2012