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Arlan didn't finish his college studies due to the early death of his step-father. He is indeed thankful to his step-father because without him, he wouldn't have been able to enter school. Arlan didn't lose his hopes of attaining his goal in life instead, it pushes him to strive hard to succeed.

Arlan both raises corn crops and livestock. Nowadays, he raised four animals which he fattened. Currently, his main priority is to increase the income he generates in order to support his children's education and have a viable source of income.

To make all these things possible, he is requesting a loan of PHP 45,000 which will allow him to buy livestock feed and to maintain his corn field. Arlan hopes for continuous financial support of the lenders to his business.

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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
  • 1467
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,362,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Arlan to buy livestock feed and maintain his corn-farming business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 9, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 22, 2013