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Manuel, age 40, is a farmer. He earns an income by planting, harvesting, and selling rice and vegetables. He and his wife have three school-aged children. Being a responsible father, he is committed to providing for the education his children and offering them a better life.

Due to the high cost of school fees, Manuel needs to increase his income in order to support his children's education. For this reason, he has started buying and selling iron and steel in his community to generate additional income. As he presently has insufficient capital, he is asking for a loan in the amount of PhP 10,000, which he will use to purchase a stock of iron and steel to offer for sale.

Manuel is a patient and industrious person who is determined to improve the business and make it more profitable 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
  • $70,796,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 40.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Manuel to purchase a stock of iron and steel to offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2013