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Emelson is a farmer living at Nabbotuan with his wife Mercedita and three young children. The couple manages their business together. They have been planting and harvesting rice to sell for over 10 years now. They harvest twice a year for a yield of about P15,000 each harvest season. Emelson would like to keep making the business profitable for his childrens' education. He is now asking for P22,000 to buy farm supplies (fertilizers, insecticides) used in farming. Emelson prays for his family's good health and a productive yield from the farming business so he can attain a progress for the family.

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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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 828
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,369,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Emelson to buy fertilizers and insecticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 17, 2012
Jun 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012