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A loan of $725 helped to pay for labor to prepare her land and purchase fertilizers and pesticides for her crops.


Serafina's story

Serafina is a hard-working mother who is now 47 years old with five school-aged children. She is a farmer working in the Philippines who earns 9,000 PHP a month. Despite hardships in life, she is strongly determined to improve her family’s living standard and to give her children a better future.


Serafina is asking for a loan of 30,000 PHP to be used to pay for labor to prepare her land for planting and purchase fertilizers and pesticides for her crops. She is hoping to have a plentiful harvest in order to earn more income to satisfy her family’s daily basic needs and to finance the education of her children.


Serafina believes that with patience and strong determination and the continuous assistance of ASKI and Kiva lenders she will be able to achieve her goals.



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