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Rolando is 30 years old, married and blessed with two children. Farming has been Rolando's primary source of income. He is thankful because his wife is very supportive in his chosen business.

Rolando is a loving husband and responsible father to his two children. He plans to buy farm inputs such as seedlings, fertilizer and chemicals needed to improve his rice field, but he struggles for lack of capital. To pursue his plans, he is now asking for a loan of PHP 30,000. He hopes that his loan request will be granted so he may further maintain his business and have an increase in income. Rolando believes that his success relies on his own determination, hard work and patience.

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
  • 432
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $69,767,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 41.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Rolando to buy farm inputs such as seedlings, fertilizer and chemicals needed to improve his rice field.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 9, 2013
May 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013