A loan of $675 helped to purchase fertilizer, such as manure.


Criselda's story

Criselda T. is from the village of San Jose. She is 32 years old. Criselda is married and has 2 school-aged children. To make a living, Criselda grows and sells corn. Criselda has been engaged in her business for over 11 years and earns approximately 50,000 PHP per harvesting season from her farm. Criselda joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Criselda is requesting a new loan of 30000 PHP to purchase fertilizer, such as manure. This will be Criselda's sixth loan from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to support her immediate family. About ASKI: ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has 25 branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly of farmers, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs. *Note: To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, this loan was posted using a template to automate the translation by Kiva. Given that manual translation of entrepreneur profiles is costly, Kiva created this template for our Field Partner to allow them to continue to post loans in English while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.



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