A loan of $350 helped to purchase fertilizers such as manure.

Cesario's story

Cesario B. is from the village of Sta. Clara Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya. He is 50 years old. Cesario is married and has 4 adult children. To make a living, Cesario 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. Cesario has been engaged in his business for over 15 years and earns approximately 25,000 PHP per harvest.

In 2011, Cesario joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Cesario is requesting a loan of 15,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. This will be the 1st loan taken out by Cesario 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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