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Avelina is 60 years old and has nine children, but some of them have their own family. Avelina was widowed 12 years ago. She says that being a single parent is very difficult, but Avelina does her best to meet their needs.

She earns a living by planting and harvesting rice and selling it to traders in the Philippines. Avelina is borrowing PHP 10,000 to buy fertilizers and other farm supplies. She works tirelessly toward the attainment of her dream and to save money to expand her business.

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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

  • $1175
    Average annual income
  • 271
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $53,061,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD