A loan of $275 helped to purchase fertilizers such as manure.

Martin's story

Martin P. is from the village of Sampaguita, Solana, Cagayan. He is 32 years old. Martin is married and has one school-aged child. To make a living, Martin owns & 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 from planting and harvesting rice for sale. Martin has been engaged in his business for over 18 years and earns approximately 20,000 PHP every harvest season.

In 2011, Martin joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Martin is requesting a loan of 11,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. This will be the 1st loan taken out by Martin from ASKI. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/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 of farmers, fisherfolk and small entrepreneurs.

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