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Marlon, or Mar as he is called in their village, is married to Rosemarie and they are gifted with one child. The family lives in the village of Parog-Parog, Solana, Cagayan. They want their child to have a progressive living someday and so they strive to continuously send him to school until college. They help each other to earn income for their survival and for the future of their only child.

Despite the economic crisis that is happening in the country, Marlon is doing his best to uplift their poor living situation. He patiently tills his rice field in order to have a productive harvest. Furthermore, Marlon also manages a hog-raising business that is also of big help in meeting the needs of the family.

Due to financial difficulty, Marlon wants to request financial assistance of PHP 32,000 from Kiva lenders to enable him to purchase the needed agricultural supplies for the maintenance of his crops. He hopes that his harvest will become more plentiful and that he will earn a higher income with the continuous support of Kiva.

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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
  • 345
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,038,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Marlon to buy agricultural supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 24, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010