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With her determination to help her husband in farming, Lily engages herself in planting of rice in their field. Lily and her husband jointly manage their farm. They strive to give their children a better and comfortable way of living.

Lily is experiencing a financial shortage which prevents her from obtaining their farm inputs, due to increasing of prices of those inputs in the market. Lily is asking for a loan of PHP 50,000 to buy farm inputs, including fertilizers and herbicides for spraying, to avoid insects, pests and diseases. She hopes to increase her yield, while applying the exact amount of farm inputs needed in farming.

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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
  • 717
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,241,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Lily to buy fertilizers and herbicides for spraying, to avoid insects, pests and diseases.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 27, 2013
Apr 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2013