A loan of $125 helped to purchase livestock feed and other supplies.


Rufina's story

Rufina M. is from Ambalatungan, Santiago. She is 44 years old, married, and has two school-aged children. To make a living, she raises pigs for fattening and sale. She has been engaged in her business for over eight years and earns approximately $50 a month for these activities. In 2010, Rufina joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting a loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. This will be her 1st loan from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve her business. About ASKI: ASKI is one of the most successful micro-finance institutions in the Philippines. It has 29 branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly farmers, fisherfolk 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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