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Efren is a farmer living at Solana with his wife and children. He plants and harvests rice to sell to traders and has been in business for over 10 years.

He usually earns about P20,000 twice a year, during harvest season. He used the money to pay school expenses and to meet his family's daily needs. Efren also saves some income to plant his next crop. Efren really works hard on his farmland and this ensures a healthy harvest in order to gain more profits.

Efren wanted to keep increasing his yield and that is why he is seeking to borrow additional capital in the amount of P40,000. He will buy fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides. It will help nourish his crops.

With a good harvest, Efren will attain income stability and achieve business progression in the future.

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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
  • 332
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,038,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Efren to buy fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 28, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 24, 2013