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Samson manages his small piggery and 6000 square meters of corn field and one hectare of rice field. At present, he is raising four fattening pigs.

Samson is married with eight children. Two of them are married and working; two are single and working and four are still studying.

Samson's main priority is to increase his profit to support his children's education and provide their basic needs. He plans to buy four piglets and stocks of hog feed so he is seeking a loan of PHP 37,000. Samson knows that the loan will have a great impact on the improvement of his piggery business because he could ensure proper growth of his raised hogs. He hopes for continuous improvement of his business so he can earn better income for his family needs and his children's education. Samson believes that his sacrifices and hard work will result into better outcome.

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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
  • 681
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,147,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Samson to buy four piglets and stocks of hog feed for his piggery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 21, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 24, 2013