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Fidel is a farmer peacefully living at Alcala with his spouse and child. He makes his living by patiently planting and harvesting rice to sell. He also pays additional laborers who helped him plant and harvest rice. Fidel acquires about 15,000 PHP twice a year (during harvest). He is now asking for a loan of 15,000 PHP to buy fertilizers and insecticides for his farm. It will help improve crop production.

In the future, Fidel hopes to continue growing as a successful farmer and a good father to his family.

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
  • 372
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $66,136,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Fidel to buy fertilizers and insecticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 28, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014