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Carmen
Carmen A. is from the village of Olango. She is 58 years old and is married with five adult children.

Carmen owns and operates a business providing recycling services, primarily hauling second-hand goods for local businesses and community members. She has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month.

In 2009, Carmen 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 7,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to purchase used bottles and newspapers to sell.

Carmen is requesting a new loan of 7,000 PHP which will again be used to purchase used bottles and newspapers to sell. This loan will be her third 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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 894
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $54,390,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 46.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Carmen to purchase more used bottles and newspapers to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 16, 2010
Listed
Jul 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jan 15, 2011