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Florentina
Florentina L. is from the village of Mangga. She is 49 years old. Florentina is married and has 5 school-aged children. To make a living, Florentina owns & operates a business planting and harvesting rice for sale. Florentina has been engaged in her business for over 25 years and earns approximately 25000 PHP every harvest season.

In 2010, Florentina joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and his ability to engage in business activities. Florentina is requesting a new loan of 21000 PHP which will be used to pay for services to increase crop yield. This will be the 1st loan taken out by Florentina from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to pay the tuition fees of her children.

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
  • 1117
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,777,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Florentina to pay for services to increase crop yield.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 22, 2010
Listed
Jan 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jun 15, 2011