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Farming has been the business involvement of Lorenzo. It's been two years since he started to cultivate his farmland. Lorenzo is 35 years old, married and has three children.

Lorenzo's main goal is to gain a plentiful harvest this next crop season. So, at his very best, he is trying to adopt some of the new farming techniques to make his rice farm more productive and profitable. But this time, Lorenzo struggles with a shortage of capital, so he is asking for a loan of PHP 20,000.This amount will be used in his farmland preparation and in buying farm inputs to ensure proper plant care for his rice crop production.

He hopes that his farming business will further improve so he can gain a better income, which will serve his children’s education and the improvement of his living conditions.

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
  • 337
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,752,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Lorenzo to be used in land preparation and for farm supplies needed in his rice field.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 9, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 22, 2013