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Benedicta
Benedicta L. is from Capatan, Tuguegarao City. She is 56 years old, widowed and has 3 adult-aged children. Benedicta owns and operates a tailoring business, providing general alteration and tailoring services to local community members. Benedicta has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month from it.

In 2008, Benedicta joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Benedicta has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from ASKI. Benedicta is requesting a new loan of 3,000 PHP which will be used to purchase sewing materials. This will be the 4th loan taken out by Benedicta from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her business.

About ASKI:

ASKI is one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the Philippines. It has 38 branches covering the Central and Northeastern areas. Its clients are mostly farmers, fisherfolks 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
  • 1515
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,173,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.7
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $75 helped Benedicta to purchase sewing materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 11, 2010
Listed
Nov 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 24, 2011