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Balbino
From the village of Carikkikan Norte, Balbino is 50 years old, married, and has two school-aged children. Balbino is a farmer whose main income derives from growing rice for sale. Engaged in this business for over 25 years, he earns approximately 10,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) during a harvest season.



Balbino's previous loan was used to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise, and he is now requesting a new loan of 15,000 PHP, to purchase fertilizers such as manure.

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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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 247
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $53,116,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD