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Francisco is a farmer who lives in Padul with his four children. He is growing rice to sell while his wife works abroad. They hope to provide a good education to all of their children, which is why they untiringly work to generate income for the family.

Francisco is asking for a loan of PHP 18,000 to buy fertilizers and insecticides for use in farming. These inputs will help nourish his crops to support a profitable harvest. The additional revenue generated will be used to pay his children's school fees and to save for the family's future expenses. Francisco would also like to achieve financial stability so his spouse will not have to work abroad anymore.

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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
  • 1818
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $60,851,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Francisco to buy rice seed, fertilizers, and insecticides for use in farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 25, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 24, 2013