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Juliet L. is from the village of Capatan, Tuguegarao City. She is 49 years old, is married, and has two infant children.

Juliet owns and operates a business making and selling ice cream in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over two years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Juliet joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from ASKI.

Juliet is requesting a new loan of 8,000 PHP which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale. This loan will be her second 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
  • 1163
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,443,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.9
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Juliet to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2010
Jul 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010