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James says that hardships and difficulties are the stepping stones toward success.

He is a responsible father who raised his family in a village. Due to the hardships of life, he worked hard and tried harder to feed his family and send his two children to school.

The main source of their living is through farming. They plant rice and raise livestock for sale. The fruit of their patience and hard work helped their children to earn degrees and becomes professionals. They are proud to say that it is their big accomplishment in life.

Despite this, James wants to continue and improve the business to have a stable source of income. He wants to ask additional capital of PHP 7,000 to buy feed, vitamins and additional piglets to raise. He hopes that in the future, he can raise more pigs and make the business grow as he continues to work hard for it.

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About Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc.

This loan is made possible by Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI), which means “a partner in development.” ASKI has been in operation for 25 years and runs multiple successful initiatives in addition to microlending. Its main microfinance branch focuses on lending to microentrepreneurs, small farmers, and fisher folk. ASKI also provides microinsurance and marketing support for borrowers, as well as educational programs to develop the skills of both borrowers and staff. The ASKI Foundation funds community development projects such as a daycare feeding program and scholarships for children. ASKI Global helps overseas Filipinos develop entrepreneurial and financial skills to maximize the impact of remittances.

ASKI’s motto is “Together, let’s make things happen!” Join ASKI's Kiva Lending Team or view its website.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 435
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,767,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.5
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped James to buy feed, vitamins and additional piglets to raise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 15, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2012