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Pamela's Group
In this Group: Pamela, Edna, Alma, Milagros, Ruth Grace, Elzabeth
Pamela C. is from the village of Union, Cauayan City, Isabela. She is 32 years old. Pamela is the group leader for a six-member group loan offered by ASKI. While each member of the group receives an individual loan, they are all collectively responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members if someone is delinquent or defaults.

Pamela is married and has two school-aged children. To make a living, Pamela runs a general store. The main source of income for the business comes from selling food and daily use products in the local community. Pamela has been engaged in her business for over two years and earns approximately 4,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) a month.

In 2006, Pamela joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Pamela has successfully repaid a previous loan of 7,000 PHP from ASKI. This previous loan was used to purchase additional inventory and to provide working capital. Pamela is requesting a new loan of 9,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be Pamela's second loan from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her business.

About ASKI:

ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has 29 branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly 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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 993
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $63,411,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Pamela's Group's $1,100 loan helped a member to purchase additional products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2010
Oct 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011