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Roberto is a rice grower and lives peacefully in Carilucud with his wife. They have not had a child yet but are hoping to have a child soon. To generate an income, he raises crops, primarily planting and harvesting rice to sell. He has been doing this for over eight years now on a hectare plot of land which he inherited from his parents.

He is now asking for a loan of PHP 33,000 to buy farm inputs such as fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides to use in farming. In the future, Roberto would like to keep making his crops productive and earn more funds for crops maintenance and and achieve financial stability.

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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
  • 1891
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,096,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Roberto to buy farm inputs such as fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides to use in farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 7, 2012
Jul 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2013