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Christopher has been a proud farmer for more than 15 years. He is 36 years old and happily married. Christopher owns 1.5 hectare of rice fields. He is thankful because his previous loan really helped him a lot, especially in improving his rice crop production. Christopher's wife is a government employee. The couple has been blessed with two children who currently go to school.

Christopher is also a hog raiser within his local community. For now however, he needs to improve his farming business so he has requested additional capital amounting to PHP30,000. He will use this loan amount for the preparation of his rice farm plot and to buy farm supplies such as fertilizer and insecticides.

He knows that his patience and hard work will lead him to success in life and also with his farming and livestock businesses. In this way, he can meet all of his family's needs and afford to educate his two children.

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.

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
  • 342
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,920,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.6
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Christopher with the preparation of his rice farm plot and to buy farm supplies such as fertilizer and insecticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 22, 2013