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Alpha wants to prove that through farming she and her husband will uplift their standard of living. Alpha has four children who are attending school. Alpha always advises her children to learn to tighten their belts. They have to minimize their expenditures because someday they will enter the college level of education.

With regards to their farming business, Alpha wishes to get a high yield from the crops. Alpha has difficulties in financing their farm. This reason pushed her to request a loan of PHP 30,000 to buy seeds, fertilizers and pay for the labor cost in farming.

Alpha and her husband continue to improve their practices in farming to further achieve her wish.

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
  • 374
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,137,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Alpha pay for buy seeds, fertilizers, and farming labor costs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Sep 27, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013