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Rowel is a farmer who is married and has two young children. He raises crops, planting and harvesting rice to sell. He usually earns about 10,000 PHP each harvest season, twice in a year. He uses his income to pay the school fees of his children.

Now, he would like to strengthen his crop output, so he is asking for a loan of 15,000 PHP to buy fertilizers and insecticides used in farming. This will help nourish his crops and someday produce abundant yields. He promises to pay back his loan in full.

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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
  • 1533
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,096,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Rowel to buy fertilizers and insecticides used in farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 22, 2012
Aug 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2013