A loan of $700 helped to purchase fertilizers such as manure.


Rodolfo's story

Rodolfo R. is from the village of Olango. He is 40 years old. Rodolfo is married and has five school-aged children. To make a living, Rodolfo owns and operates a business venture in the agriculture sector raising crops. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from planting and harvesting rice for sale. Rodolfo has been engaged in his business for over 20 years and earns approximately 40,000 PHP per harvest. In 2008, Rodolfo joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Rodolfo has successfully repaid a previous loan of 30,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. Rodolfo is requesting a new loan of 31,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. This will be the sixth loan taken out by Rodolfo from ASKI. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand this business. About ASKI: ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has 38 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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