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Zenaida is 49 years of age, married and has six children. Three of her children are already married, two are still studying and the other has graduated.

Zenaida grows rice crops in her local community. She aims to keep her rice field productive and profitable every cropping season but because she struggles for lack of capital, she is now requesting the financial assistance of KIVA lenders. She would like to borrow PHP 20,000 to buy seedlings, fertilizer and insecticides to ensure good production of her rice field. Zenaida is looking forward to the approval of her requested loan so she could further improve her business and secure the future of her family and especially the education of her children.

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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
  • 346
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $65,961,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Zenaida to buy seedlings, fertilizer and insecticides for her rice farming business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 29, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013