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Marilou
Marilou T. is from the city of Capatan, Tuguegarao City. She is 41 years old. Marilou is widowed and has two school-age children. To make a living, Marilou owns and operates a business venture in the retail sector operating a general store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling variety of different products in the local community. Marilou has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 5000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2007, Marilou joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Marilou has successfully repaid a previous loan from ASKI. Marilou is requesting a new loan of 8000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be the seventh loan taken out by Marilou from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to pay her children's tuition fees.

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 of 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
  • 1051
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,733,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Marilou to purchase additional products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 11, 2010
Listed
Nov 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 26, 2011