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Apolo is 32 years old, married and blessed with one child. His wife is an overseas Filipino worker at Brunei, while he is busy running his two hectares of rice field.

It's been seven years since he start cultivating his farm land. According to him, gained profits from his rice field was used to cover up all their daily household expenses and to buy his hand tractor machinery.

Apolo's main goal is to improve his rice crop production so he can improve his family's standard of living and to educate his child. for his family. To make all this things possible, Apolo is seeking a loan of PHP35,000. He will use this amount to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer, insecticides and to hire laborers to transplant his farm land.

He hopes that his requested loan amount will be granted.

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
  • 425
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Apolo to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer, insecticides and to hire laborers to transplant his farm land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 13, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 29, 2013