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Ruben is married to a business-oriented woman, and the couple is blessed with six children, all of whom to to school. A hardworking man who wants to succeed in life, Ruben has been engaged in the livestock business for four years. He has thus far raised two sows and eight pigs to be fattened. One of his sows will give birth in December, while the other is due in January. He also grows corn on his ten hectares of land.

Ruben is seeking a loan of PHP15,000 to buy stocks of livestock feed and repair the roof of his pig pen. He believes that his hog-raising business will help him to improve his family's standard of living and educate all of his children.

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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
  • 1828
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,865,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Ruben to buy livestock feed and roofing for his pig pen.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 24, 2012
Nov 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 22, 2013