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Elizabeth is happily married to Herminigildo E. who is a farmer in their village. Rice and corn farming is the only source of income for their family. The couple lives in San Isidro, Quirino, Isabela. They have been blessed with three children. Their eldest and youngest children were not able to finish their high school studies, while their second child is a graduate of education. Elizabeth and their youngest child are responsible for helping Herminigildo maintain their rice and corn farm. Elizabeth is also helps her husband in generating financial support for their farming needs.

She is requesting a loan in the amount of PHP15,000 that they will utilize to buy fertilizer and hybrid seeds for their farming. They live by means of farming and it serves as their livelihood. They are always looking at increasing their harvest in order to increase their profits. Elizabeth has already re-paid her first loan from KIVA lenders and is now borrowing again for their farming sustainability.

The couple and their children are close. They always help each other especially in times of trouble. Elizabeth is doing her best to provide their basic needs. She is dreaming that someday they will able to uplift their poor living conditions with the help of the lenders and Almighty God.

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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
  • 380
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,798,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Elizabeth to buy fertilizer and hybrid seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 7, 2009
May 6, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009