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Concepcion
Concepcion M. is from the village of Brgy. Quezon, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya. She is 43 years old. Concepcion is separated from her spouse and has an infant. To make a living, Concepcion runs a general store. The main source of income for the business comes from selling daily-use products such as shampoo, soap and toothpaste in the local community. Concepcion has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 3,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) a month from it.

In 2011, Concepcion joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Concepcion is requesting a new loan of 7,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be the first loan taken out by Concepcion from ASKI.

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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 1078
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $54,720,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 44.1
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Concepcion to purchase additional products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 25, 2011
Listed
Jan 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 16, 2011