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Luis said that,"Patience and hard work" are the key to become a successful entrepreneur.

Luis is married and has two school-aged children. His wife is an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker), while he is in charge of taking care of his rice fields and children. Luis' goal's push him to face challenges in life. Nowadays, he is suffering from a shortage of funds because of his family household expenses and needs of his children. He decided to borrow additional capital of PHP30,000, allowing him to buy farm supplies to improve his rice fields. He believes that he can increase his rice production this coming crop season and save for the future of his children.

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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
  • 381
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Luis to buy farm supplies needed in improving rice production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 14, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 21, 2012