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Toribio is 50 years old, married to Perla, and together they are raising three children who are in school. His family lives a less fortunate lifestyle. To make a living, Toribio cultivates rice as the source of his income. He plants and harvest rice. Sometimes, his spouse also helps him in transplanting rice seedlings to the farm. According to him, rice farming requires patience and determination. He wants to achieve more crop production so he is asking for a loan of 12,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) to buy pesticides and fertilizers to ensure a good crop in his rice field.

In the future, he would like to continue generating good income from his farming business. Toribio also promises to pay the said loan amount on time.

Additional Information

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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 442
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Toribio to buy pesticides and fertilizers to ensure a good crop in his rice field.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 11, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 22, 2012