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Mary Ann
Mary Ann G. is from the village of Brgy. Bone North, Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya. She is 35 years old. Mary Ann is married and has 3 school-aged children. To make a living, Mary Ann owns & operates a business venture in the retail sector running a general store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling both food & daily use products in the local community. Mary Ann has been engaged in her business for over 7 years and earns approximately 3000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2011, Mary Ann joined ASKI to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Mary Ann is requesting a new loan of 5000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the 1st loan taken out by Mary Ann from ASKI. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.

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
  • 1408
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,122,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.4
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Mary Ann to purchase additional products to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 20, 2011
Listed
Feb 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Aug 16, 2011