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Rogelia is engaged in planting and selling vegetables, which are mostly eggplants harvested from their own back yard. To improve her business, Rogelia would like to ask for financial support amounting to PHP10,000. She will use the loan to buy different kinds of vegetables in the public market which she will sell in their village. She only goes to the market twice or thrice a week, since they have a limited access to transportation. Part of the loan will also be used to buy a variety of vegetable seeds which she will plant in their back yard. Through her business, she can help her husband in meeting the needs of their family and somehow uplift their lives.

She is aware that she is getting old and while she has the strength, she will do her best for their family. Her husband Valeriano is a farmer and they both work as laborers when they are not busy with their own businesses for additional income. They have poor living conditions and keep struggling to live a better way. Their five children are: Rocky – 25 years old, a vocational course graduate; Conrado – 22 years old, grade four; Lorvy – 19 years old, high school graduate; Marlito – 17 years old, who never had the chance to study and Rubelyn – 9 years old, currently in grade two.

They live in a mountainous village of Cabisera in Isabela province. Despite poverty, they manage to have a good relationship in the family and are all hoping to have a progressive life.

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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.

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About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 374
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $70,831,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Rogelia purchase more vegetables and vegetable seeds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 15, 2009
Feb 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009