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Virginia is 57 years old, married, and has three children.They live in the province of Isabela where her husband plants rice as the family's primary source of income.

Virginia is hardworking woman who she raises piglets. Though the hog raising business is difficult to manage, she wakes up early to clean the sty and feed the piglets. She recently started selling meat.

Virgina is asking for a loan in the amount of 20,000 PHP to buy stock feeds for the daily maintenance of her hogs and meat for her vending activity. She hopes that this loan will provide her with an increased income for her family. With the business she manages, she is able to cover up all of her household expenses.

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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
  • 1502
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,173,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.8
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Virginia to purchase feed stock for daily maintenance of hog raising business and meat for her retailing business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 22, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2012