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Roel is a farmer and lives peacefully in Enrile in the Philippines with his child. His wife is an Overseas Filipino Worker. They work hard to sustain the needs of their family. He plants and harvests rice to sell to traders and usually earns P20,000 each harvest season twice a year. He hopes to improve crop production but has insufficient funds. He is asking for a loan to provide enough nutrition to his crops. He is asking for P30,000 to buy fertilizer and pay labor fees for transplanting rice seedlings.

He hopes to keep providing good nutrition to his crops and eventually have a productive harvest. Additional revenue will be saved for his family's future expenses.

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
  • 398
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,817,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Roel to buy fertilizer and pay labor fees for transplanting rice seedlings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 24, 2013
May 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013