A loan of $250 helped to purchase livestock feed and other supplies.


Sagrada's story

Sagrada D. P. is from the village of Sto. Domingo, Echague, Isabela. She is 43 years old. Sagrada is married and has 4 school-aged children. To make a living, Sagrada raises pigs for fattening and sale. Sagrada is just starting this business. In 2009, Sagrada joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Sagrada has successfully repaid a previous loan of 7,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) from ASKI. This previous loan was used to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. Sagrada is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP, which will also be used to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. This will be the fourth loan taken out by Sagrada from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to financially support immediate members of her family. 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 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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