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Maryrose is 51 years old and has only finished high school. She uses her strength and patience to provide a good future for her family. Though her family suffers poverty, Maryrose and her husband still raise crops because this is their only source of living. They had been growing corn for 15 years. They aim to improve their output because the cost of living nowadays is very expensive, especially tuition fees. Maryrose educates five children.

She is now asking for P20,000 to buy five liters of insecticide and pesticide that will help crops grow productively. If so, she will increase her profits and someday upgrade their living condition.

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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
  • 1464
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    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $59,381,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 43.2
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Maryrose to buy five liters of insecticide and pesticide.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Nov 18, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 22, 2012