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Benita is 39 years old and is married to Martin. They live happily in Annafunan in East Tuguegarao. Benita helps her husband, who is a tricycle driver, by raising hogs. They are blessed with a happy family and they are hoping to provide for the education of their three children. Their children are currently in high school and elementary level.

To further assist her husband, Benita would like to borrow PHP 19,000 from Kiva to maintain her hog raising business. This is her way of helping her husband provide for the financial needs at home and for the education of her children. She dreams of becoming a successful hog raiser in the future. She believes that, somehow, she will be able to improve their poor living conditions if they work harder. Benita also added that patience is a virtue, so she waits for her turn to become successful.

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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
  • 874
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,374,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Benita additional capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 9, 2009
Aug 8, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010