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Richel is happy living with her husband and two children. Richel’s husband is an electrician. She desires to maintain the good health and good relationship of her family. She is managing a sari-sari store business. She sells noodles, eggs and bananas. Richel is happy managing her business because she loves what she does.

Richel's goal is to gain higher income and smoothly develop her business for the benefit of her children’s education. She wants to borrow P15,000 to buy additional goods to sell in their village, like salt, coffee, shampoo, soap and toothpaste.

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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
  • 1509
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,164,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Richel to buy additional goods to sell in their village ,like salt, coffee, shampoo, soap and toothpaste.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 2, 2011
Sep 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012