A loan of $500 helped to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise.


Marcial's story

Marcial S. is from the village of Mapuroc, San Mateo. He is 38 years old, married and has two school-aged children. To make a living, Marcial plants and harvests rice for sale. Marcial has been in this business for over 20 years and earns approximately 7,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month. In 2010, Marcial joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living conditions and enable him to engage in business activities. Marcial is requesting a loan of 22,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. This will be his first loan from ASKI. He plans to use additional income to improve and expand his 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 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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