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Evelyn is a native of Cagayan. She lives in Barangay Palao Solana, Cagayan, with her family. She is now 53 years old and has six children; only the youngest is still studying in high school. She hopes to give her daughter a better education so she can someday become successful to her chosen career.

Evelyn manages a general store business. She is glad that her business helps her provide the immediate needs of her family. At present she would like to borrow PHP5,000 from Kiva. She will use the loan to purchase more merchandise, especially products that are in demand in her village.

Aside from managing her business, Evelyn is also very responsible in keeping their house clean and providing the needs of her family. She hopes that through the continuous support of the lenders to her business, her store will continue to be profitable and that she will be able to save enough money to develop her house and make it concrete.

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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
  • 1453
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,151,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Evelyn to buy more merchandise for her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2009
Jul 6, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009