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A loan of $400 helped to purchase fertilizers such as manure.

Edarlina's story

At the age of 43, Edarlina C. is still working hard for her family. Edarlina is married and has two adult children. The family lives in the village of Manaoag. To make a living, Edarlina owns & operates a business planting and harvesting rice for sale. Edarlina has been engaged in her business for over 20 years and earns approximately 25,000 PHP during harvest season.

In 2008, Edarlina joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Edarlina has successfully repaid a previous loan of 18,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional seeds, seedlings & young crops to raise. Edarlina is requesting a new loan of 17,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. This loan will be the sixth loan taken out by Edarlina from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.

About ASKI:

ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has 29 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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