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Jesica has been involved in her rice retailing business for six months. Aside from that, she is engaged in vegetable vending for additional income in order to provide for the needs of her family.

She is now requesting a loan amounting to PHP 5,000, which she will use to buy sacks of rice for her retailing business. She believes that even though there are difficulties in life, one must still have strong faith to surpass those trials. She dreams of having a more comfortable life, a dream she considers attainable as long as she works diligently. She knows that she will generate more income by having a sufficient supply of rice because rice is a basic staple for everyone.

Jesica is married to Roberto, who is also a farmer. They have three children, all of whom go to school. Jesica and Roberto hope that their children will all become successful and achieve their dreams.

The family resides in the remote village of Casilagan Ilagan, Isabela.

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
  • 1856
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $61,096,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 48.0
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Jesica to use as additional capital for her rice retailing business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2009
Aug 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010