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Elmer is 43 years old. He is a farmer in the village of Gonzaga. He has been in this business for the past 20 years. He was fortunate to earn 15,000 PHP from his last crop harvest. He hopes to increase both his proceeds and his crop yield in the future.

Now, Elmer is requesting a loan in the amount of 25,000 PHP to buy seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. Elmer hopes to improve his family's living conditions. Through his tireless work in the field, he hopes to satisfactorily provide for the needs of his 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.

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
  • 830
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,369,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Elmer to buy seeds, fertilizers and pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 24, 2012
Jul 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012