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Thelma C. is from the village of Marabulig 1, Cauayan City, Isabela. She is 56 years old, is married, and has five adult children.

Thelma owns and operates a business selling doormats, rugs, sofa bedding, and pillows to the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month.

In 2006, Thelma joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting a new loan of 50,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be her eighth from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand her business.

About ASKI:
ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has twenty-one branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly of farmers, fisherfolk and small entrepreneurs.

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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
  • 1078
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,436,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Thelma to purchase additional products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 3, 2009
Dec 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010